Corsock & KPD Community Council Make Latest Round Of Awards Through The Blackcraig Windfarm Funding Scheme

Corsock & Kirkpatrick Durham Community Council, serving an area which includes both villages and the settlements of Old Bridge of Urr and Knockvennie, receives £2,000 each year from the nearby Blackcraig Windfarm.

Proposals were sought that would benefit the local community; each being assessed by members of the community council. It has been agreed that the 2020/21 award of £2,000 be distributed between the following five initiatives:

  • A Contribution towards new doors at Knockvennie Hall. Recently relaunched as a snooker hall, the hall has benefitted from a range of energy efficiency and other improvements being made over the last year, overseen by the group of volunteers caring for the hall. These new doors complete these efforts.
  • Supporting running costs of Kirkpatrick Durham’s Bothy. This popular facility in KPD hosts a variety of groups. The award will contribute towards insurance and running costs of the building.
  • Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall. The award will complete the installation of the new, larger dishwasher, helping the hall host larger events.
  • Corsock Vehicle Activated Speed Signs. Due to ongoing concerns over speeding in the village, a survey has recently been carried out of local residents. 96% of respondents supported the idea of installing vehicle activated speed signs in the village. This will require a considerable amount of fundraising over the next year, but an award of funding was made to this project.
  • Corsock Kids Club. Building on the success of last year’s work, a further series of planters and bulbs would be purchased for the Village and surrounding areas.


Corsock & KPD Community Council Secretary, McNabb Laurie, reviewing the awards, said:

“Our thanks go to Temporis Capital, the operators of Blackcraig Windfarm, for the funding. It is great that the challenges of 2020 have not stopped the work of community groups in our part of the Stewartry. Hopefully these awards through the micro grant scheme will be a real help. The Community Council has adjusted to the ‘new normal’, we are still meeting monthly and working to represent and support our local community.”


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