50 Main Street, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire, KA23 9AR. Telephone: 01294 829179, Email: email@example.com
The Barony Centre is open 6 days per week throughout the year: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm.
The Barony Centre Cafe opens Monday to Saturday 10am until 4pm.
West Kilbride Community Initiative Ltd has created the Barony Centre as a focal point for Craft Town Scotland. Within one beautifully designed venue, visitors can choose from a range of stunning craft work in the Gallery Shop, take part in creative activities and finish the visit off by sampling the Barony cafe's freshly made coffee and home baking.
The Barony Centre opened to the public on the 1st of May 2012 and was made possible by the following awards:
GCA Big Lottery Fund Scotland: £881,154
Town Centre Regeneration Fund: £296,290
Ayrshire LEADER: £266,634
Third Sector Enterprise Fund: £95,000
Robertson Trust: £60,000
North Ayrshire Council Landfill Communities Fund: £25,000
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: £11,000
- The area leads directly on from an entrance hall and is designed to display a wide range of accessibly priced craftwork well, thereby creating opportunities for retail sales. It will incorporate display and sales points for a combination of craft goods organised in 4 distinct sections
- Gift Items manufactured by skilled local amateur makers
- Gift items manufactured by skilled semi-professional makers from local area and West of Scotland
- Accessibly priced collectable items made by established skilled designer-makers of national and international standard
- Craft Town Scotland branded merchandise
Small flexible cafe space
- Capable of seating 24, serves fabulous coffee and delicious home baking freshly made on the premises.
- This area has been specifically designed to retain a strong visual link between it and the space below by incorporating large areas of glass within the structure.
- Its design reflects the town's weaving heritage in a pared down abstraction of loom and warp threads.
- In addition to the practical requirements of operating flexible creative workshop spaces, the architect's brief reinforced the clients desire that the link between the creative process, in all its stages through research and development to the finished piece, and the space below be maintained.
The Robertson Trust Learning Studio:
- The dedicated Learning Space will allow us to support an annual inclusive programme of lifelong learning activities, accommodating groups of up to 20.
- The studio will be flexible, with sinks and equipment screened off when not in use.
- The studio will support emerging and established artists by providing an opportunity for established artists to create a new body of work, whilst encouraging professional development in other emerging artists by exposure to the inspiring atmosphere of working alongside established professionals in a Master Class series of events.