The acquisition of the former bank in the vilage, in November 2006, has put NDT in an entirely new position in village life. It has enabled the recuitment of a team of volunteers who run a a community cafe, and provides a base the Trust itself. NDT's Neilston Live Festival (now in its third year) will now largely operate from 'the bank'. The premises are being used on a sessional basis by a range of groups and this will grow as the facility becomes more widely known. The Trust is about to embark on a strategic planning exercise that will consider clear lines of development for the Trust; future uses for the building will be a key consideration.