Local Artist Draws a Crowd

The latest exhibition in the Gallery, Happyhills previewed on Friday 21st May, 2010. West Kilbride resident Euan McGregor finds constant artistic inspiration in landscape, and the fruits of that passion are evident in the work on show. Graduating from the Glasgow school of art in 1998, He has since exhibited in Scotland, London and Barcelona.

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Created 22 May, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Barony Centre Site Visit - Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister

With the scaffolding up around the Barony and work already begun to remove the slates from the roof, Kenneth Gibson MSP made a return visit to West Kilbride on Monday, having supported the development plans and visited the Craft Town with the then Minister of Culture, Michael Russell, MSP and again with Alex Neil, Minister […]

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Created 03 May, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Barony Centre Site Visit - Katy Clark, Labour Westminister candidate

Katy Clark, Westminister election Labour Party Candidate,  had been unable to attend the recent Public meeting due to a previous official engagement but was keen to come back and catch up on progress after stating her support during a visit last summer, not long after having returned to work after the birth of her baby.

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Created 30 Apr, 2010   - 0 Comments  

We're Off!

After the many years of planning and the honing of proposals, the community's Barony dream is becoming a reality with the official start on-site of Stewart & Shields building Contractors. Cranes have 'swung' into action, with containers which will house the site office and accommodation for the builders and trades hoisted over the Barony railings […]

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Created 19 Apr, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Barony Centre Pre-start Public Meeting

Directors and committee members of WKCIL were delighted with the response from those attending the  Public Meeting held at WK Village Hall on the 15th April, which attracted an audience of over 70 people from the Village and surrounding districts. The event was chaired by Angus Kerr, Barony Project Team leader and recently retired architect […]

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Created 16 Apr, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Barony Centre Update - Enabling Works Contractor Appointed

After a thorough tendering process and face to face interviews, the Barony Project Team is delighted to announce that the Barony Centre Enabling works contract has been awarded to Stewart & Shields.Stewart & Shields is a well-established builder, based in Helensburgh and operational across the West and Central area of Scotland. They provide a full […]

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Created 23 Mar, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Barony Centre 2010

The Barony Project Team rounded off the last year’s activities by selecting the Lead Consultant who will be responsible for completing the detailed design and project managing the construction phase of the Barony Centre. A short list of six extremely strong candidates was interviewed mid-December and WKCIL is delighted to have secured the services of […]

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Craft Town Scotland Features on Newsnight Scotland

West Kilbride's role as Craft Town Scotland was once again highlighted on national television. Maggie Broadley, Craft Development Manager, was interviewed by Ian Hamilton for Newsnight Scotland as part of his investigation into the current status of the  Scottish craft sector. The programme focused on four people representative of those organisations and individuals working to  […]

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Created 13 Jan, 2010   - 0 Comments  

Lucky Friday 13th for Community Craft Initiative

West Kilbride Community Initiative has secured a significant investment of £431,729 from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund (TCRF), a Scottish Executive scheme to revitalise town centres. The bid, submitted by Maggie Broadley Craft Development Manager at the end of August, was made up of three separate elements; the development of The Barony Centre; the replacement […]

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Created 13 Nov, 2009   - 0 Comments  

West Kilbride Secures Town Centre Regeneration Funding

Local MSP Kenneth Gibson expressed his delight at the award of £431,720 from the second £20 million tranche of funding from the Scottish Government’s £60 million Town Centre Regeneration Fund. Earlier this year £40 million was allocated, including £397,678 awarded to Cumbrae Community Development Company, to help transform town centre high streets and create jobs.  […]

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