Remembering the Drummond Days

Remembering the Drummond Days

Crieff Community Trust and the Drummond Arms Regeneration Limited would like to celebrate the many important events in the town’s history and memorable family occasions which occurred in the Drummond Arms over the years. To record these memories, we will be hosting an exhibition throughout March (details to follow) which will showcase the building in its glory days alongside a collection of photos conveying its current condition. We would like to offer the opportunity for the public to see how the building looks now and the events which helped make the Drummond such…Read more …
New Year update on regeneration of the Drummond Arms

New Year update on regeneration of the Drummond Arms

Happy 2020 from Crieff Community Trust! We look forward to the 2020s being the decade when we really start to see progress on Crieff town-centre regeneration. We made a great start in 2019, securing ownership in October of the former Drummond Arms Hotel. A trading subsidiary company, Drummond Arms Regeneration Limited (DARL), was set up to manage plans for the building and we started work straight away on the immediate priority, making the building safe and secure. Windows and doors have been boarded up and scaffolding erected to safeguard the public, neighbouring structures…Read more …
Drummond Arms Update

Drummond Arms Update

We would like to provide some clarity regarding the development and potential restoration of the Drummond Arms building on Crieff High Street, in response to some reports and some misunderstanding circulating locally. Crieff Community Trust, after many years of dedication and hard work, secured ownership of this historic building to ensure that it will be made safe, secure and brought into a condition necessary for development. All public funding secured to date has been solely for this purpose. Perth & Kinross Council, important partners in this process, and the CCT subsidiary, the Drummond…Read more …

Listen to how we are filling Crieff’s empty spaces with opportunities for locals

We are getting closer to having our co-working space 'Can Do Crieff' up and running and we wanted to let people know a bit more about the space, why it could be useful to you and your business and how you can get involved in it.  To do that we have produced a couple of short videos which capture the essence of Can Do Crieff and CCT's efforts to fill Crieff's empty spaces.  They were created by Ailsa Campbell and Susan Grandfield from the co-working steering group with support and expert guidance from…Read more …

Help shape Crieff’s first co-working space

The Crieff Co-working Steering Group and Crieff Community Trust have been working on all the behind the scenes activities to get a co-working hub, Can Do Crieff, open in the first part of 2018. We are very pleased to say we are nearly there! We have the space agreed and are working on the interior design to make sure it looks fabulous and also works as a place to come and work, collaborate, create and learn in. We are now fine-tuning the details and really want to get as many views as possible on…Read more …

Crieff’s Empty Building Study Complete

In the autumn of 2016 Crieff Community Trust was awarded £7ooo from the Scottish Land Fund and £1o,ooo from Perth & Kinross Council to conduct an Options Appraisal of Crieff's empty buildings and to have a valuation of the former Drummond Arms Hotel in James Square. CCT appointed consultants Community Enterprise to carry out the work which involved extensive consultation of the community, looking at the market and also at current government policy. The work was completed in January 2017 and the document finalised in April. A pdf of the study is available…Read more …

CCT progresses co-working plans for Crieff

Crieff Community Trust is hosting two identical information sessions to share our plans for creating a co-working space in Crieff. Please join us on MONDAY, 24th APRIL at either 10am or 6pm in the LODGE STREET ANNEXE below Strathearn Artspace. For more information please call 07789 044550.Read more …

Crieff empty spaces – Have your say

Crieff Community Trust applied to the Scottish Land Fund at the beginning of July for a major feasibility study of the Drummond Arms, we also applied to Perth and Kinross Council for money to go towards the study. In August the SLF gave us its decision: ‘the feasibility of this project needs to be identified prior to undertaking any project management or design work on the Drummond Arms… the Scottish Land Fund is not about retaining buildings for their heritage value but about the benefits to the community that can be gained from an…Read more …

Crieff Community Trust receives grants for Town Centre Regeneration Project

Crieff Community Trust has been awarded £7,000 from the Scottish Land Fund and £10,000 from Perth & Kinross Council to conduct a feasibility study on the Drummond Arms and the potential for other disused buildings in the town centre. An outcome of the recently completed Community Action Plan for Crieff identified that enhancing the Town Centre was a top priority, particularly in relation to addressing the issue of derelict buildings and exploring the potential of the Drummond Arms. The hotel, located in Crieff town centre, has remained unoccupied for a number of years…Read more …