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Plan B Progress

Following a decision by the Architectural Heritage Fund to award £10,000 to Shambellie House from funding provided by the William Grant Foundation, work is now well on with Plan B. Last year the Trust received a knock back from the Heritage Fund for the project largely because of a lack of...

Quilt Festival

Over 1200 people visited the region’s first ever Quilt Festival held at Shambellie House over Easter. Organised by the local Quilting Groups throughout the region they managed to display almost 400 quilts made by local people and joined by the innovative World Wide Whispers series of quilts....

D & G Quilt Festival

Shambellie House is delighted to announce that the first Dumfries & Galloway Quilt Festival will be held from 18th April until the 1st May.  Featuring work by eight local Quilting groups and the highly innovative World Wide Whispers display of quilts this is a must see event for...

Plan B

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our fundraising campaign and we exceeded the target of £10,000 comfortably.  This let us finalise and lodge an application to Heritage Lottery Fund and will cover our running costs for the rest of this financial year.

Our application to HLF...

AGM Report

At the recent AGM of the Trust members heard about the reasons why the Board wish to alter the constitution to become a charitable community benefit society.  This change would enable the Trust to raise capital through Community Shares as part of the fundraising drive to complete the...

Community Shares

The Business Plan for the development of Shambellie House as a centre for day and short residential courses has set out an ambitious target of £6.1m for the capital development works. Once these are completed then the Business Plan predicts that after three years the project will break even...

Business Plan

Shambellie House Trust has now reached an important milestone in its search for a sustainable future for Shambellie House.  Set up in 2015 following the closure of the National Museum of Costume the Trust has been working to develop a strong and robust business plan for the...

Trustees

We welcome two new Trustees to the Board of Shambellie House Trust.  Alison Burns is a songwriter and choral composer and has a background in using music to build and sustain communities.  Jamie Blackett manages the nearby Arbigland Estate comprising farming. property and tourism...

Let's get going

We have launched a campaign to raise £10,000 to help us run the Trust and employ the experts to help us.

Our plan to save Shambellie House for the community is to work with lots of local and enthusiastic artists, makers, photographers and practitioners to deliver high quality courses that...

Business Plan

In May we had to bid farewell to Piotr Bienkowski our Project Organiser as he had completed his part in our project.  The Board are grateful to him for his dedication, sage advice and above all a detailed Business Plan.  We now have all the information we need to go forward with...

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