As many people will know the Trust is working hard to secure ownership of the Johnston School. Our plans for the school were submitted to the council in July. We are pleased to report that Dumfries and Galloway council have now formally decided to hand the School over to Kirkcudbright Development Trust, conditional on the Trust receiving appropriate funding from grant bodies.
We are confident that the case we have presented to them works and that the school will make a major worthwhile contribution to the lives of people in Kirkcudbright.
The Trust is working to raise finance and great progress has been made with three major funders to the extent that we will know by March 2017 whether we have the money we need to re-vamp the school, creating a superb community asset. The school will make a major worthwhile contribution to the lives of people in Kirkcudbright.
The plan for the school is to create a facility which supports a wide range of groups. Groups already showing an interest include Summer Festivities, pre-School Play Group, Youth Drop In Centre, and Police Scotland. If your group is interested in either a casual let or permanent space in the school, please get in touch.