Hello! We would like to update you on the main projects we are working on.
The Drummond Arms
CCT is currently applying for funding to carry out a Stage One Pre-development feasibility study of the Drummond Arms as well as starting the recruiting process for a Project Manager to assist us through this first exciting stage. We hope to have a Project Manager in place in September and the study completed by June next year.
CCT is proposing to breathe new life into the much loved and iconic building as a mixed-use facility, including space for community use and enterprise to strengthen the local economy. The building would provide services that are accessible, affordable and complementary to other initiatives and facilities in the town centre.
One of the uses we think could work in the Drummond Arms is a co-working space where people can work instead of working from home or commuting to offices further afield. We are planning to test this idea in the old Primary Schoolâ€™s refectory. We are currently running a survey to hear from people who would be interested in working in such a space. If you, or anyone you know, would like to be involved please fill in our short survey here. While we gather potential usersâ€™ views we are going through the process of surveying the building and drawing up plans.
On 9th June, Can Do Places took CCTâ€™s Ailsa Campbell, and other community volunteers from Peebles and Falkirk wanting to create the opportunity for enterprise in their towns, to Dublin to visit the very successful co-working space â€˜The Fumbally Exchangeâ€™ [www.fumballyexchange.com]. The Fumbally has created work hubs in three different locations, two in Ireland and one in Italy, and has 13 more in the works. It is a successful model that can be modified for different locations. It was a great learning experience and we hope we can take what we learned to make Crieffâ€™s first work hub just as successful.
In March we reported that CCT was talking to the Crieff Community Initiative regarding the future ownership of Acorn Dell through which the first part of Lady Maryâ€™s Walk passes. Just recently the paperwork was finalised and the title has now been transferred from CCI to CCT.
Lady Maryâ€™s Walk in Acorn Dell
After successfully upgrading the first part of Lady Maryâ€™s earlier this year, CCT commissioned a study to find the best way to join it up with the rest of the path. A report has been received and we are now reviewing it.
CCT is also discussing the preparation of a Woodland Management Plan for Acorn Dell with the local Countryside Ranger.
Crieff to Comrie Path
The Crieff to Comrie path via Trowan is also still very much on the agenda and negotiations continue so that this much needed route can become a reality one day.
Paths Maintenance Groups
If you are keen to get involved in some hands-on work for Crieff Community Trust, the Paths Group runs monthly work parties to help improve our local path network. These are usually scheduled for the last Saturday of each month. Full details of each monthâ€™s location and the type of work involved will be posted on our website and on Facebook. If you know of a local path in need of some attention, please contact us and we will try to include it in our programme. Contact: email@example.com.