Happy Christmas!

The Trustees and staff would like to thank the community of Glencairn for their continued support during another challenging year. In addition to refurbishing and reopening the Hive, we have worked in support of a range of successful local projects with other organisations in 2021, and look forward to continuing these in the year ahead.

Extension to Deadline for Sustainable Transport Job Opportunity

An exciting opportunity to work with communities on sustainable transport solutions has emerged in Dumfries & Galloway and East Ayrshire! Network 76 in Motion (N76) is a multi-year project developed together by 6 communities on or around the A76 with support from national charity Community Energy Scotland. The partnership have now confirmed funding for the first year of N76 and are looking for a locally minded, proactive and passionate individual to take on the role of N76 Project Officer. The post will be housed within Community Energy Scotland and during the first year will focus on community consultation and capacity building; including baseline data gathering, a programme of events, and local transport plans produced with each participating community.

The Application deadline has been extended to 5pm on the 10th of January 2022.

New Cumnock Development Trust, Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust, Sanquhar Enterprise Company, Keir, Penpont and Tynron Development Trust, Nith Valley Leaf Trust and Moniaive Initiative have come together with a shared interest in finding sustainable solutions to local transport problems. The partnership has recognised a number of barriers to local people making more sustainable transport choices and believe that working collaboratively to address these will help to create long term solutions which bring benefit across the project area.

The N76 Project Officer will be essential to the project and will spend time building relationships with local organisations as well as regional and national transport stakeholders. The N76 team hope to recruit someone based in the project area with lived experience of the local transport systems and an understanding on needs, barriers and opportunities for sustainable transport in the area.

A massive thank you to Paths for All, Dumfries and Galloway Council, National Lottery Awards for All, and the Annandale & Nithsdale Community Benefit Company, for providing the support required to make this happen.

A full application pack for the post is available at:

and any inquires can be made to jobs@communityenergyscotland.org.uk or your local N76 project partner!

We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in the post!

Job Opportunity: Sustainable Transport

An exciting opportunity to work with communities on sustainable transport solutions has emerged in Dumfries & Galloway and East Ayrshire! Network 76 in Motion (N76) is a multi-year project developed together by 6 communities on or around the A76 with support from national charity Community Energy Scotland. The partnership have now confirmed funding for the first year of N76 and are looking for a locally minded, proactive and passionate individual to take on the role of N76 Project Officer. The post will be housed within Community Energy Scotland and during the first year will focus on community consultation and capacity building; including baseline data gathering, a programme of events, and local transport plans produced with each participating community.

Applications are welcomed with the closing date of 5pm on the 7th of December.

New Cumnock Development Trust, Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust, Sanquhar Enterprise Company, Keir, Penpont and Tynron Development Trust, Nith Valley Leaf Trust and Moniaive Initiative have come together with a shared interest in finding sustainable solutions to local transport problems. The partnership has recognised a number of barriers to local people making more sustainable transport choices and believe that working collaboratively to address these will help to create long term solutions which bring benefit across the project area.

The N76 Project Officer will be essential to the project and will spend time building relationships with local organisations as well as regional and national transport stakeholders. The N76 team hope to recruit someone based in the project area with lived experience of the local transport systems and an understanding on needs, barriers and opportunities for sustainable transport in the area.

A massive thank you to Paths for All, Dumfries and Galloway Council, National Lottery Awards for All, and the Annandale & Nithsdale Community Benefit Company, for providing the support required to make this happen.

A full application pack for the post is available at:

https://communityenergyscotland.org.uk/useful-links/careersopportunities/

and any inquires can be made to jobs@communityenergyscotland.org.uk or your local N76 project partner!

We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in the post!

Job Opportunity

As part of our “Securing our Future” Project, Moniaive Initiative has been working in partnership with Glencairn Land & Woods Trust to investigate options for community-owned land management. Together, we are now looking to employ a new part-time Development Officer to support GL&WT as they move forward with their plans:

The full JOB SPECIFICATION for this post can be found here:

Survey Return Deadline extended

Due to a delay in the delivery of our SHAPING GLENCARIN community survey, we have decided to extend the deadline for return by a week, to FRIDAY 23rd JULY. The collection boxes at Watsons Grocers in Moniaive, Townhead of Glencairn in Kirkland, and No 1 Wallaceton will remain in place until that date.

Thanks to everyone who has already completed and returned their surveys!

Last chance to apply!

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is your last chance to apply for our exciting new post at the Hive.

This post is supported by Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund with funding from Blackcraig Wind Farm (Scotland) Limited, administered by Foundation Scotland working in partnership with The Glenkens & District Trust