Lets Celebrate Making It!

This open event took place at the Village Hall, West Kilbride on the 26th November 2006. Over 1500 households in West Kilbride received leaflets inviting them to " meet the makers". This was partly intended to celebrate the success of winning "Enterprising Britain 2006 - and the role played by the makers in that success. […]

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Created 27 Dec, 2006   - 0 Comments  

West Kilbride Craft & Design Initiative win Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum Award

West Kilbride has once again lifted the top award in a national competition. West Kilbride Craft & Design Initiative was recognised by the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum in its annual Awards for Best Practice in Urban Regeneration.

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Created 20 Dec, 2006   - 0 Comments  

National Play Day

National Play Day, on 3rd August, celebrated the importance of play. National Play Day is partly about giving children and families a great day out, but also aims to get across some serious messages about play and children. Supported by the Children's Play Council, Playday is a special annual day of local events organised by […]

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Created 28 Sep, 2006   - 0 Comments  

West Kilbride Craft Town is Most Enterprising Place in Scotland

West Kilbride Craft & Design Town has been voted the most enterprising place in Scotland. In a stunning result the town has won the top prize in the Scottish heat of The Department of Trade & Industry's Enterprising Britain 2006 competition. Instigated by the Chancellor Gordon Brown, it is an annual contest to celebrate towns, […]

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Created 01 Jun, 2006   - 0 Comments  

Donna Morrow: Studio 117 Main Street

Milliner Donna Morrow is the latest designer-maker to join those already established in Craft Town Scotland, and she looks forward to being part of Craft Town Scotland. Donna"s passion for millinery has seen her business grow from making hats for family and friends to the creation of bespoke headwear at the highest level. Using traditional […]

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Created 15 May, 2006   - 0 Comments  

Visitor Attraction Accreditation for Craft Town Scotland

Since the inception of the Craft Town, one of the main objectives was to gain accreditation from VisitScotland as a "Visitor Attraction Set off the main A78 road to Largs, West Kilbride"s studios and gallery need the added impact of Brown Tourism Signs to confirm its status as one of North Ayrshire"s cultural destinations.

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Created 15 May, 2006   - 0 Comments  

Sandy & Lizz Campbell: Studio 30 Ritchie Street

Husband and wife team Sandy & Lizz have operated "Out-of-Hand since the early days of the craft studios. After almost three years, they have decided to concentrate activities at their home workshop in Dalry. They expressed their appreciation of the community support they have received during their time with Craft Town Scotland, and that they […]

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Created 15 May, 2006   - 0 Comments  

Craft Town Presence At Tatton Park

West Kilbride boasts an active Environmental Group that has been instrumental in providing an amazing display of floral displays and hanging baskets that have helped the town reach six finals of "Scotland in Bloom. This year the group decided to submit a garden design by architect Angus Starling for inclusion in the Chelsea Flower Show. […]

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Created 15 May, 2006   - 0 Comments  

Marion E. Kane, Studio 24 - 100% Proof

Congratulations to Marion, who is one of the selected exhibitors taking part in 100% Proof, an influential touring exhibition curated by Dorothy Hogg MBE, Head of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art. Marion"s work is represented by a silver vessel form bearing the distinctive surface texture and exquisitely considered gold leaf markings for […]

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Created 15 May, 2006   - 0 Comments  

Doors Open Day : Hunterston Castle

Craft Town Scotland is delighted to announce its participation in this years "Doors Open Day event at Hunterston Castle. The event offers the chance to explore some of Scotland"s most interesting buildings, ancient and modern - free of charge. Working in partnership with Angus Cochran Patrick, whose family built the castle about the year 1200, […]

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Created 14 May, 2006   - 0 Comments  
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