Doric Festival coming to various venues across Aberdeenshire in October
Welcome to Collieston and Slains website – whether you have just arrived here, or haven’t visited the website for a while, we hope you will find the information useful. We try to keep everything up to date, but please let us know if we have missed anything.
There are also Facebook pages you can join – Collieston and Slains Blether, and Collieston and Slains area.
SEAchange, formerly called Friends of Slains Kirk have just published an update of their news to let everyone know the stage the project is at, and their plans for the future.
SEAchange – news update
You may remember we invited you all to take part in a survey last summer concerning the Slains Kirk building and environmental ideas. Over 77% of those who took part were in favour of a feasibility study to assess viability and sustainability – and 81% would support working together to reduce our carbon footprint.
Following the open coffee afternoon we held in the Autumn, we now have a new name:
SEAchange or Slains Environmental Action for change.
Our chair is Roger Berl, Treasurer Scott Dziennik, and Secretary Anne Craig.
Many thanks to everyone who filled in the survey, to all of you who emailed us earlier, and to those who came along to find out more at the coffee afternoon in October.
We would also like to say a special thankyou to the anonymous donor who very generously gave us £100 to give our bank account a good start.
We have now been awarded grant funding to engage a consultant to do an independent feasibility study, and a surveyor to do a land and building survey.
The feasibility study is being done by Alison Simpson of Blue Nimbus Consultancy, based near Banff. She says she would like to hear from you, as she will be gathering data and evidence to discover what might work. Alison’s contact details are:
email address: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
phone number: 07766 106304
When the study is completed in March, it will be available if you would like to read it, and we will consult with you again about possible options, and what we should do.
Our meetings are open to everyone, and if you are interested in coming along email SEAchange41@btinternet.com and we will reply with the date of the next meeting.
You can also read our objectives on this website under the drop down menu for “Community Groups”,
If you don’t want to receive any further updates from us, either email SEAchange41@btinternet.com or write to SEAchange, 4 Hightown, Collieston, Ellon, AB41 8RS
Otherwise we will try and keep you posted.
Groups are invited to promote their fundraising events on the website, as well as in The Blether and on Facebook. The Events Diary page lets everyone know what is planned, and also helps to avoid any clash of date