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Tweedsmuir community Company

Area of Operation:

Upper Tweeddale
Edinburgh & South East (Lothian, Borders)

Established:
2007

How We Started

The Tweedsmuir Community Company (TCC) was established in 2007 in response to the closure of The Crook Inn, a 400 year-old historic Inn in rural Upper Tweed. Planning applications for conversion to housing was successfully fought, including the appeal to the Sottish Government. The Crook Inn had been a source of social and cultural life, of employment and training and an important  resource for tourism. 

The TCC raised the £160,000 to purchase the Crook Inn after an energetic Appeal in 2012. It became a registered charity in 2013. We have had a Development Grant from Big Lottery to enable the development of excellent plans for the complete renovation of the Crook Inn to create a Crook Inn Community Hub. The Scottish Land Fund together, with grants from Community funds from local wind farms, enabled the purchase of the remaining land at the Crook Inn (£150.00) in 2015.

What We Do

The aims of the TCC are to promote the public benefits ofrural regeneration following principles of sustainable development. 

We have organised five Tweedsmuir Music festivals, Medieval Games, raft races on the River Tweed, Mini-mudders for children.

We are currently developing grant applications for funding the development including a project development manager. The entire project has been driven by volunteers in the community.

 

The aim is to create a Community hub that retains the historic heritage and the listed art deco features is sustainable by the bar, cafeteria/bistro, 9 letting rooms and has community space , meeting room for workshops, and a base for local services.

Our Future Plans

The aim is to create a Community hub that retains the historic heritage and the listed art deco features, and  is sustainable by the bar, cafeteria/bistro, 9 letting rooms and has community space, meeting room for workshops, and a base for local services. It will meet needs for a site for social and cultural life in the community, employment, training, wider education, marketing of local products. It will provide a resource too for tourism,  motor, cycling, and walking that will sustain local business.

Contact Details

Duncan Davidson
Chairman

Tel:
01899 880278
Email:
duncandavidson [at] btinternet [dot] com
Website:

Last Updated: Thu, 28/04/2016 - 08:54