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Geilsland becomes reality for Beith Trust

By September 8, 2015 January 17th, 2017 10 Comments

Geilsland campus

Community dreams and aspirations for Geilsland Campus are now becoming reality as the Scottish Land Fund announces today (8 September) a handover of over £1/2 million to Beith Community Development Trust. Thanks to an award of £512,200, Beith Trust will now be able to purchase Geilsland House and School Campus, and secure its future as a community asset. Beith Trust would like to thank the Scottish Land Fund for funding this project. Working with the community we hope to position the campus as the ‘Gateway to North Ayrshire’. Geilsland Campus will enable the delivery of a range of local economy boosting activities such as business incubator units, accommodation and the provision of training opportunities and creation of new jobs.

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10 Comments

  • Elaine Boyle says:

    I am delighted to hear this great news and the plans for a Gateway to North Ayrshire. Geilsland holds a special place in my heart. Working at the school for 13 years and having my wedding photos taken on the grounds and many great memories from lost of events over the years. Well done Beith Trust and I look forward to watching the developments over the coming months.

  • Hannah Berry says:

    Fantastic! Very well done!

  • Maggie Green says:

    Have you got plans for the sports facilities?

  • Beith Community Development Trust says:

    We are open to suggestions on all aspects of the site 🙂

  • Beith Community Development Trust says:

    Thank you Hannah!

  • Beith Community Development Trust says:

    Thank you Elaine 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Being a former pupil at Geilsland 1976/77 it sadens me to see the school in such a run down state however great news that there is a future ahead for a place that changed so many life’s for the better

  • James Richardson says:

    I was a pupil in the 70’s, I remember being a Geilsland minstral, at the Kings theatre Glasgow, it was a talent contest and as I remember we lost, there are other memories, all in all not a bad place.

  • Craig says:

    I was a pupil in the late 80s and drove through the grounds a couple of years ago and my heart sank to see the condition of the place buildings demolished the main house and headmaster house boarded up. There was always an atmosphere when I was there but it just felt dead. Hopefully you will bring the buildings and the grounds back to life

  • Emma says:

    Hi craig, im sure there has been a lot of change in that couple of years. We are having an open day on the 02/06/18 from 11am-2pm and welcome anyone to attend. Fell free to pop along and check out the changes we have made.

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