We have had some news about the grant application to buy the pub and coach house and unfortunately they have asked us to go back and look at the financial projections and resubmit. They loved the ideas, plans and dedication and can see the need but just wanted some reassurance regarding the projected financials.However, as... Continue Reading →
Newsflash Grant Award We have received word of our first grant application. We are pleased to announce that we have been granted £4,000 by the Architectural Heritage Fund. We are delighted with this boost to our project’s reserves and it is a recognition of the benefit of our aims. The money will be used, to... Continue Reading →
As you will be aware we had a public meeting last Saturday in the village hall. The objectives of the meeting were; Provide an update on the committee's activities over the past few months. Deliver the results of the survey recently issued by the group. Explain the purpose of the expression of interest forms and... Continue Reading →
THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC MEETING AT WESTRUTHER VILLAGE HALL ON SATURDAY 2 MARCH 2019 AT 6 pm, TO COMMUNICATE ON PROGRESS, ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND CANVASS YOUR SUPPORT. Read all about the latest developments in February's newsletter, here february_newsletter.
The Steering Group is hosting a public meeting on Saturday 2 March at 6pm at Westruther Village Hall. PLEASE COME ALONG. We will update you on all the exciting progress made so far and let you know what the next steps are. At the meeting we will be joined by consultants SKS Scotland who have... Continue Reading →
Save the date! Saturday 2 February 2019 Westruther Village Hall Doors open 7 - 7.30pm Drinks, Haggis (meat and Veggie!), Neeps and Tatties, recitals and songs, good company and community spirit. What more could you possibly want? The Westruther Community Project is raising funds to progress all the necessary steps in applying for grant funding... Continue Reading →
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Christmas Fete at the Westruther Village Hall on 7 December. The feedback on the proposed layout of the combined pub and coach house was overwhelmingly positive. The plans were drawn up after careful consideration of all feedback. If you've not had a chance to have a look,... Continue Reading →
In this issue of the newsletter, the Westruther Community Project Steering Group explains why a Community Benefit Society is the best option to secure the future of The Old Thistle Inn. COMMUNITY BENEFIT SOCIETY The Steering Group has been investigating the best vehicle to take the Westruther Community Project forward to secure the purchase of... Continue Reading →