Castle for the community

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PLANS to set up Maybole Castle for community use are being taken forward after a local steering group secured funding for the project.

Maybole Castle Community Trust now wants to hear from the townsfolk about the best way to progress the project.

Trust chairman Peter Mason said: “As we are all aware, there are two memorable buildings in Maybole – one at each end of the High Street.

“A few years ago, the community had the opportunity to take the castle into local ownership and a steering group was set up to look at what could be done with the building for community use.

“Three years ago, we received funding for a report on the castle and since then we have tried in various ways to get more funding to go to the next stage. That funding is now in place.

“We would like to invite everyone to attend to hear where we are in our efforts with this community facility and also for us to listen to ideas on how we should progress.”

The meeting is on Tuesday 27 March in the Town Hall at 7pm.