Recently we have been trying to raise awareness and gather signatures in order to get enough community support for Beith Trust to buy Geilsland School and hold it in in trust as a community asset. We will need signatures from at least 10% of the registered voters that reside in Beith before we are able to make the plan we have for Geilsland School and its place in the community a reality. The loyal Beith Trust employees have taken to the streets in an effort to raise awareness of our petition and gather signatures from our local community.
So far we have been met with a very positive response by almost everyone we have spoken to, I personally have received great feedback from all the people I have spoken to and they were on board as soon as they found out that Beith Trust was interested in finding a positive community use for the school. Their used to be another beautiful school in Beith named “Spier’s School” which opened in 1888 and closed in 1972, it was a very beautiful and old building, it was undoubtedly a piece of Beith’s colorful history.
With this opportunity and the support of our community we can make sure that the future of Geilsland School supports something positive for the community. If you have any interest in this cause, have any suggestions or would like to help out with our position please give us a call or drop by!