New era for old vil­lage school

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

A re­mote for­mer pri­mary school in the western Ste­wartry is to be trans­formed af­ter a de­vel­op­ment group landed £40,000 from the Scot­tish Land Fund.

The Glen­trool and Bar­gren­nan Com­mu­nity Trust will now press ahead with plans to turn Glen­trool Pri­mary into a multi-use com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity with a self-cater­ing unit for dis­abled vis­i­tors.

Trust com­mit­tee mem­ber Meta Malt­man said: “We’re de­lighted with the news that the Scot­tish Land Fund has awarded us this grant.

“It is es­sen­tial to the next stage of our plans to take over our for­mer vil­lage school from Dum­fries and Gal­loway Coun­cil.

“Thanks to a pre­vi­ous Land Fund grant we have a busi­ness plan in place with a range of in­come-rais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties to give it a fu­ture.

“This lat­est fund­ing will let us start work on adapt­ing the build­ing for its new uses and reach­ing out to a wider mar­ket for our fa­cil­i­ties.”

Blaze charge Two youths aged 14 have been charged in re­la­tion to a fire at Park House in Kirkcud­bright. The empty man­sion was gut­ted in the blaze last Tues­day. A po­lice spokesman said: “A re­port will be sub­mit­ted to the fis­cal.”

Fund­ing joy Meta Malt­man out­side school at Glen­trool

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