Glenkens Community Arts Trust (GCAT)
Renovation and refurbishment of the Old Smiddy at Balmaclellan into a multi-purpose Heritage and Community Hub for the Galloway Glens. A wide range of heritage-focussed activities will be undertaken with individuals and groups from the local area and beyond. The hub will act as a satellite centre for the CatStrand, the well established Arts Centre in New Galloway. It will include facilities that will support a whole range of other Galloway Glens projects and wider, such as information technology equipment and a recording studio. Some elements of the construction will be undertaken with a focus on the heritage building methods local to the area.