Harbour at Home on Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pmm, is Annan Harbour Action Group’s first opportunity to consult with the community face to face since it purchased property at the harbour on their behalf. Local people and interested visitors will be able to take a glimpse into the historic warehouse and learn something of the plans which will see it transformed into the Harbour Hub. The group is working to firm up these plans so that funding can be raised for the renovation project.
‘In this phase, we are about to work up the plans with our architects to move towards planning permission and brief our funders’, said Alan Thomson, AHAG’s Facilities Manager, ‘ It is therefore important for us to keep the community informed and hear their views on what they think should happen in the building and around our site.’
There will be opportunities to comment on the plans and contribute ideas, a limited number of boat trips to view the Minister’s Merse, activities for children and young people, a visit from the Town Band, a performance by poet Hugh MacMillan, a screening of Lot 52 -the film and a programme of music throughout the afternoon. The latter comprising; The Ramblin’ Hedgepigs, Roo Cunninhame, Collie Baker and Alastair ‘Beanman’ Taylor.
Richard Brodie, Chair of AHAG, said ‘We are delighted to present this free family event in collaboration with Annan History Town and Door Open Days 2021, with the support of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community Events Fund and I hope to hear everyone’s ideas on how we can regenerate the area.’