Are you coming to the Factory?

Are you coming to the Factory?

Name of organisation/business: 
Kilmuir Community Trust
£20,544 - Rural & Island Communities Ideas into Action Fund
Scottish Rural Development Programme priority: 
Supporting rural communities
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Kilmuir Community Trust received £20,544 from the Scottish Government’s Rural & Island Communities Ideas into Action Fund to support transformational improvements to their village hall.

The funding was delivered through Inspiring Scotland and enabled the installation of new fire doors to increase safe access to multiple hall spaces, as well as kitchen upgrades and new benches for social events. The project has boosted the capacity and resilience of the hall, enabling the Trust to expand its programme of events, activities and learning for the local community.

The hall was originally the factory of Highland Home Industries Ltd which emplyed many of the local community and played a key role in the social fabric of the village and surrounding area. 

In this fantastic video case study, we hear from Eilidh Rankin, Gaelic and Community Officer and Stephen Varwell, one of the Board Trustees of Kilmuir Community Trust, about the regeneration of the community hall and opportunities and benefits it has brought the community.  View the case study video here