Barony Centre Update: Archaeology Report Overview

Before any work could be undertaken on the site of the old Barony Church, North Ayrshire Council’s Planning Permission required WKCIL to undertake a full Archaeology Survey as approved by West of Scotland Archaeology Service. The West of Scotland Archaeology Service was established in 1997 by a Minute of Agreement between 12 Scottish Councils. WoSAS […]

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Created 23 Jan, 2011   - 0 Comments  

McHattie @ Happyhills has relocated

McHattie @ Happyhills has relocated – but only to the studio next door!  Eileen Bell, the maker behind the label, first set up her craft business as a hand-knitter in 2008. Originally concentrating on a mixture of knitting with designer-wools from standardised patterns and catering for customers’ ideas and specifications by knitting to order, Eileen […]

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Created 21 Jan, 2011   - 0 Comments  

Hastingwood Basket Works On The Move

Everyone at Craft Town Scotland wishes to bid a fond farewell to Alison and Virgil Bauzys, who have moved on from Studio 30 Ritchie Street.  However, we are all delighted to say that they are not leaving West Kilbride - Hastingwood Basket Works will operate from their newly acquired property at the Garage premises, Arthur […]

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Created 17 Jan, 2011   - 0 Comments  

West Kilbride Silversmith Featured In Goldsmiths' Ad

Marion E Kane's work has been featured in an ad campaign run by the Goldsmiths' Company.  A silver money clip and a pair of silver collar stiffeners have been recommended as a 'gift for him' this Valentines Day. Given its first Royal Charter in 1327, the Company plays an important role in support of the […]

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Created 14 Jan, 2011   - 0 Comments  

Craft Town Scotland Values the Arts

Craft Town Scotland has signed up to  "I Value the Arts", a non-political campaign which aims to support  local people who value the arts in communities across the country. The campaign is being promoted by people at all levels, including Journalist Kate Aidie who sent out the following email to everyone who has signed up […]

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Created 01 Dec, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Ayrshire Food Network at West Kilbride Village Hall Food Fayre

Location: WK Village Hall, 1 Arthur Street, West Kilbride, KA23 9EN Date: Sunday 21st November 2010 Ayrshire Food Network members will be out in force this Sunday at the WK Village Hall Food Fayre alongside a wide variety of local suppliers and farm produce, including quality venison from local butcher Charles Donaldson and Dunoon butcher […]

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Created 19 Nov, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Christmas Craft Fair Fundraising Event

West Kilbride Community Initiative Ltd – Christmas Craft Fair, West Kilbride Village Hall, 1 Arthur Street, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire.  KA23 9EN Free Entry /Disabled car parking at the Village Hall main entrance/general car parking at the Craft Town Car Park at the Community Centre (just follow the Craft Town Scotland brown tourism signs) Saturday […]

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Created 18 Nov, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Yuletide Late Night Shopping

Image: Jewellery by Hannah Livingstone  at The Gallery The Craft Town Studios, Gallery and Initiaitve Centre are already busy gearing up for one of the busiest events of the year – 3rd December, Yuletide Night in West Kilbride! This is an ideal opportunity for locals and visitors to buy work, which is unique, beautifully designed […]

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Created 15 Nov, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture Visits Craft Town

WKCIL welcomed Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture to the village on Saturday morning. Accompanied by Kenneth Gibson MSP Maggie Broadley, Angus Kerr, Kay Hall and David Mann showed the Minister round the Craft Town studios, Gallery and Initiative Centre and finally on up to the Barony.  She was impressed with all that she saw and […]

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Created 28 Aug, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Barony Funding Update

We have finally succeeded in raising our Big Lottery match funding target of £753,924 which will now enable us to draw down the equivalent sum from the Growing Community Assets award made by BIG Lottery Scotland last October.  It has been a tough challenge, particularly in the current economic climate and fierce competition from many […]

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Created 16 Aug, 2010   - 0 Comments  
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