New era for old village school
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