Ever since the closure of the Glenfarg Hotel three years ago, the village has lacked a place for all to meet informally and socialise. The creation of the Glenfarg Community Centre will provide such a place. It will also offer space for clubs for the young and old alike and perhaps shared office accommodation as well. A café/bistro will serve meals during the day, as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea.
The Village Hall has now successfully raised the money to purchase the former Schoolhouse that adjoins the hall. The money for the acquisition has come from the Scottish Land Fund and RWE Innogy (the windfarm at Lochelbank).
An open day has been held in the house and around 70 people visited and saw the potential of the proposed Centre. Ideas have been shared about how the Schoolhouse might best be brought into use for the benefit of the whole community. A Business Plan has been prepared based on these ideas, and funding is being raised to complete the conversion of the house and to link it with the Village Hall.
This is an exciting opportunity for our village! We hope that everyone will wish to give their help and support as the project moves forward. There will be plenty of opportunities for groups and individuals to lend a hand to make this a success - and to make a big difference to Glenfarg.