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AGM Report

At the recent AGM of the Trust members heard about the reasons why the Board wish to alter the constitution to become a charitable community benefit society.  This change would enable the Trust to raise capital through Community Shares as part of the fundraising drive to complete the...

Community Shares

The Business Plan for the development of Shambellie House as a centre for day and short residential courses has set out an ambitious target of £6.1m for the capital development works. Once these are completed then the Business Plan predicts that after three years the project will break even...

Business Plan

Shambellie House Trust has now reached an important milestone in its search for a sustainable future for Shambellie House.  Set up in 2015 following the closure of the National Museum of Costume the Trust has been working to develop a strong and robust business plan for the...

Trustees

We welcome two new Trustees to the Board of Shambellie House Trust.  Alison Burns is a songwriter and choral composer and has a background in using music to build and sustain communities.  Jamie Blackett manages the nearby Arbigland Estate comprising farming. property and tourism...

Let's get going

We have launched a campaign to raise £10,000 to help us run the Trust and employ the experts to help us.

Our plan to save Shambellie House for the community is to work with lots of local and enthusiastic artists, makers, photographers and practitioners to deliver high quality courses that...

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Business Plan

In May we had to bid farewell to Piotr Bienkowski our Project Organiser as he had completed his part in our project.  The Board are grateful to him for his dedication, sage advice and above all a detailed Business Plan.  We now have all the information we need to go forward with...

Market Research Report

The Trust commissioned detailed an assessment of the market for "Leisure Learning" from Scotinform and this has now been completed.

The market research report also incorporated the data and findings of the report by Mintel, Special Interest Holidays UK (March 2017), which was based on an...

Course Development Workshops

As part of the development of the project the Trust organised workshops looking at the courses that could be run in the House once the works are completed

A total of six workshops were held with 35 people attending and contribution.  

Key Issues from these workshops were:-

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Shambellie House Trust wins National Lottery and other support

Shambellie House Trust has received funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Architectural Heritage Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and Scottish Enterprise to develop plans to re-purpose Shambellie House in New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway. Shambellie House, originally built by the Stewart...

Annual General Meeting

We held our first AGM on the evening of the 15th November at Shambellie House with around 40 people attending. 

The members heard a report on progress and how the proposals for the project have developed.  Discussions are now taking place with potential funders to allow the more...

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