General Manager post

As work starts on Shambellie House to make it ready to welcome guests, we now welcome Sue Hughes as the newly appointed General Manager.  Sue will be responsible for managing the creative and engaging programmes for people of all ages at Shambellie; to make sure that visitors enjoy...

Now Let's Get Creative!

Now that we have been successful in securing the House for the local and artistic community we are at a most exciting stage.  We have many potential tutors who have already expressed a strong interest in developing courses at Shambellie House and we are busy contacting them, but we are...

Funding Success

With grants in place from Hugh Fraser Foundation, Holywood Trust, Lottery Community Fund, Architectural Heritage Fund and Dumfries & Galloway Coastal Communities fund the Trust still faced a shortfall for the conversion costs until the South of Scotland Enterprise (SoSE) agreed to provide...

Shambellie Saved

The Scottish Government handed over the keys to Shambellie House to Shambellie House Trust on 1st July 2021 to enable it to begin a new life as a centre showcasing the rural creative arts community.  They are also providing funds from both the Culture and Regeneration budgets to carry...

The Lottery Community Fund

Hard on the heels of our great news of grants from The Holyrood Trust and the Hugh Fraser Foundation we have now been awarded £10,000 from The Lottery Community Fund.  This is the maximum grant they are able to award under this scheme.

This means we are now half way to our target


Share the excitement as we work to secure a sustainable future for Shambellie House.  With a brand-new Business Plan aimed at securing the House and starting to run courses by the end of this year, that also significantly reduces the capital required and therefore the risk.  With...

Funding News

Shambellie House Trustees are celebrating the award of three grants towards the cost of repairing and altering Shambellie House to enable it to begin a new life as a centre for the rural creative arts community.

Following a review of the impact of Covid on the potential funding the...

Ann Hill

Having been taught how to quilt by her granny in Shetland, Trustee Ann Hill has shared her passion in the region and beyond and has now been awarded the British Empire Medal for her voluntary work.

During the pandemic Ann, who lives in Mouswald, has encouraged...

Christmas Newsletter

Read our Christmas Newsletter to get an update on progress and news of the activities that have been going on over the past months.

2019 Quilt Show Report

Quilt Show

Missed the Quilt show this year?  Don't worry we have produced a short video of last's years exhibition.  If you were one of the 1,200 people who attended or if you missed it then this is a chance to be reminded of the skills of our local quilters.