Bring along your memories of schooldays in Pinwherry

The old school buildings in Pinwherry
The old school buildings in Pinwherry

Do you have special memories of your schooldays in Pinwherry? If so the Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Developments Association is currently carrying out research into Pinwherry Primary School and would like to invite you to an afternoon tea to meet with other ex-school pupils and staff members.

The tea will be on Saturday 27th February from 2pm to 4pm. The Association are looking into the schools background to capture its unique heritage and history.

Do you have any photographs or other school records that you could bring along and meet with other ex-pupils?

Now that the primary school lies empty since its closure Pinwherry Community Development Association has agreed to take over the old buildings with the intention of converting them into holiday accommodation

When Pinwherry Primary School closed the local community requested Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Council explore what could be done with the redundant buildings.

The community council obtained funding to engage external consultants McKenzie Wilson to look at the possibility of turning the buildings into a bunkhouse.

On the basis of this report the Community Council, which cannot own property, passed this project on to Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Development Association (PPCDA).

The PPCDA have been working with architects Austin Smith Lord on plans to convert the buildings into three separate self-contained units.

All three units of accommodation will have their own kitchen, lounge, shower and bedroom and will be individually heated.

There will be a single bedroom, a two-bed unit and a four bed unit in the buildings.

The PPCDA are now in discussions with South Ayrshire Council on how the local Pinwherry community can take over and start to convert the old school buildings.