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Beith Community Development Trust

    Project information

  • What: 

    Beith Trust aims to improve the health and mental fitness of the community through the regeneration of social, environmental, financial and physical assets.

  • Who: Beith Trust, SenScot, BCDT, Glasgow Caledonian University, and many other partners
  • When: From February 2011
  • Where: Beith, United Kingdom. GCU Glasgow Caledonian University


This development will also provide possibilities for new methods of collaborative working and service delivery which facilitates a shift away from top down methods of development to a grassroots holistic mode of regeneration which creates capacity for the transfer of assets, services and responsibility to community led anchor organisations. Beith Trust believe the impact of this investment in the potential of the communities of the Garnock Valley will reverse the economic, social and environmental decline seen over the last 3 decades.

Beneficiaries & Stakeholders:

A huge opportunity has now arisen for people of Beith to redesign their communities future through a community buy out of Geilsland Campus.

Geilsland Campus will also support the delivery of a range of activities, opportunities and initiatives which create the conditions which enable local people to learn and develop as active informed contributors and confident actors within their own life and within community life.

Insights & Conclusions:

The physical development of Geilsland Campus as ‘Beithcraft Futures’ will accommodate the incremental growth of a number of services/ activities such as (but not exclusively):

Outdoor Education and Free play facilities;
• Artist residencies and Gallery Space;
• A variety of accommodation (leisure, business, social, care);
• Hospitality;
• Training, learning and skills development programmes (social and commercial);
• Shared office space & shared services support;
• Enterprise and entrepreneurial support;
• Events and Festivals.

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