We have been awarded grants of £67,700 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and £6,750 from the SBC Community Fund to help with the ‘Tweedsmuir Destination Development Project’.
This project will develop walks, signage, an online heritage guide, etc. to make Tweedsmuir a better place to live and to visit.
We will appoint a Heritage Development Officer for 2 days a week until May 2021 who will co-ordinate the development and commission the specialist components and they will take the work already done by TCC working parties on the options for walking, cycling; our heritage in the landscape, history and economy and what should be provided in the Crook Inn Café.
We have received planning permission from Scottish Borders Council to:
- Develop a café in the old stable building and bring in services to the site.
- Demolish the staff quarters and rear flat roofed areas of The Crook Inn.
- Build a bunkhouse on the former staff quarter site.
- Develop a caravan and camping area to the rear of the site.
You can view the plans by visiting the SBC planning website and entering the following reference in the search box: 18/01342/FUL.
We have secured funding from Scottish Government Strengthening Communities Programme which has allowed us to commission Jura Consultants to undertake business planning and applications for development funding and to fund a community development officer to pursue aims of the community.
We are currently waiting on decisions on various applications to:-
- The South of Scotland Economic Partnership (S0SEP).
- Scottish Borders Council Community Fund.
- Investing in Communities Fund.
- Our local wind farms to provide co-funding.