glentrool school study    


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Glentrool & Bargrennan Community Trust


April-June 2011


Appointed by the Glentrool and Bargrennan Community Trust, and Funded by an ‘Investing in Ideas’ award, Locate are working with SKS Scotland to investigate the feasibility of developing the former village school in Glentrool into an economically viable Community and Visitor facility.

The village is the only settlement within Europe’s first ‘“Dark Skies Park”’, over the Galloway Forest and we are hoping that we can capitalise on this genuinely unique benefit, as well as drawing on the delights of the surrounding Forest areas. The Forestry Commission and Dumfries &Galloway Council are both supporting the project.

At the same time, we want to create a true community facility for a village with no remaining shared buildings and facilities. We will develop a Business Plan, with a basis in localised market research and an accompanying architectural proposal.

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