Strathaven Castle

Strathaven and Glassford Community Council held a further meeting with South Lanarkshire Council on the next steps for Strathaven Castle.

The meeting was very positive, with confirmation that further meetings with Historic Environment Scotland had resulted in agreement on the style of fencing to be installed to allow planned remedial work to proceed.

There are three options for fencing, with site visits to take place to finalise plans.  A planning application will then be submitted to SLC as required and work likely to start over the summer of 2020.

Further updates on the proposed dates are likely to be available in around 6 weeks.


Strathaven and Glassford Community Council launches two new funds

With the Kype Muir Windfarm now operational and the Kype Muir Community Fund due to be launched from June 26th, we recently held an open day to officially launch the Community Consultation Summary Document and Action Plan.  Click here to download a copy.

The Community Council Micro Grant Scheme is also now live and groups or individuals can apply for up to £500 to support eligible projects or activities.  Click here to download the application form, or here for the Micro Grant Guidelines.

Post Office

After a difficult few weeks it’s looking like the Post Office will reopen in the week beginning March 5th 2018.

A Post Office is a critical service for a rural community, especially with the imminent closure of the RBS branch in the Common GReen, and as a Community Council we are delighted to see progress being made.