Selling the Sizzle Makers Networking Event in Inverness

Maggie Broadley, CTS Craft Development Manager, was one of the invited speakers at "Selling the Sizzle" in Inverness. This inspiring makers networking and learning event was hosted by Hi-Arts and organised by Tina Rose, an independent craft curator, journalist and PR consultant  The invitation came about as a result of the one-day Rural Craft Forum […]

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Created 04 Jun, 2011   - 0 Comments  

'Finishing Touches' Barony Fundraiser

West Kilbride Community Initiative Ltd’s  ‘Finishing Touches’ Fundraising event took place on Friday 13th May. The evening was a huge success with really positive feedback and a grand total of £1,345 raised in support of finishing touches to the Barony Centre. Entry price included a wonderful cocktail provided by local business Class Cocktails and a […]

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Created 16 May, 2011   - 0 Comments  

European Cross Border Initiative Visit Craft Town Scotland

Craft Town Scotland was delighted to welcome a party of Estonian and Latvian visitors to West Kilbride. The visiting group consisted of representatives from a cross border project called “Buy Local” based in the south east corner of Estonia and an area around the town of Ape in north east Latvia along the Russian and […]

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Created 29 Apr, 2011   - 0 Comments  

Barony Centre Main Works Contract Awarded to Clark Contracts

The conversion of the Barony Church to a craft centre incorporating exhibition space, retail area, an education facility and cafe is the subject of a £865,000 building contract awarded by West Kilbride Community Initiative Limited (WKCIL) to Clark Contracts. The Main Works contract awarded to Clark Contracts will see additional work on the 19th century […]

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Created 20 Apr, 2011   - 0 Comments  

Scottish Rural Craft Forum Networking Event Hosted by Craft Town Scotland

Craft Town Scotland recently hosted the last of 3 national networking events organized by the Rural Craft Forum.  Maggie Broadley, Craft Town Development Manager, is a member of the forum and took part in a similar 2-day conference held in Shetland last summer.  The Rural Craft Forum was established by Hi-Arts (Highlands & Islands Arts […]

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Created 11 Mar, 2011   - 0 Comments  

West Kilbride Milliner Turning Heads

Julia Armstrong of “Couture Darling”, Bespoke Millinery, is the most recent addition to Craft Town Scotland’s Happyhills studios.  Julia graduated with a BA Hons in Interior Architecture from Napier University in the 90’s, working as a freelance designer with an Ayr Architect. Julia discovered a passion, and talent, for hat design and making when she […]

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Created 02 Mar, 2011   - 0 Comments  

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Visits Craft Town

John Purves: WKCIL Vice-Chair, Carole Cambell-Brown: WKCIL Director and Maggie Broadley: Craft Development Manger were delighted to welcome Ann McKechin, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland when she visited the Craft Town last week. The Shadow Secretary was on a scheduled visit to North Ayrshire and Katy Clark MP was keen to bring her along […]

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Created 01 Mar, 2011   - 0 Comments  

Chookiebirdie Studio 117 - Skills and Experience

Lorna Reid, the inspirational designer behind the Chookiebirdie studio label, has opened her door to another work experience placement this week.  Gloria, who is in her GSE year, travelled by train from Jordanhill in Glasgow to West Kilbride every day last week – a round trip of over 6o miles a day.

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Created 18 Feb, 2011   - 0 Comments  

Studio Space Available in Craft Town Scotland

An exciting opportunity has become available to rent studio space for a craft maker in Craft Town Scotland. A generous area measuring 808 square feet situated at 30 Ritchie Street, West Kilbride, KA23 9AL, this studio would be ideal for sharing between two makers or used by a single maker. West Kilbride Community Initiative Limited […]

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Created 12 Feb, 2011   - 0 Comments  

Making a Splash Networking and Funding Event

Voluntary Arts Scotland is running a series of free events for voluntary cultural groups to help them attract new and diverse people to participate in their activities. Or, if there’s a gap in an area people would like to fill, VAS can help set up a group specialising in the art or craftform they love. […]

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Created 11 Feb, 2011   - 0 Comments  
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