£620

raised of £10,000 target

13

supporters
6% 45 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by January 31st 2019 at 1:09pm

We want to buy the local newsagents, lease the property to a social enterprise to run the Post Office, newsagents, sign post and host CAB.

by Killin & Ardeonaig Trust (KAT) in Killin, Stirling and Falkirk, Scotland

Our Visions

To keep the heart of Killin beating in a new Community Hub, by bringing together services and maintaining vital facilities, currently under threat.

Our Community

Killin is a remote, rural community on the edge of everywhere (so it seems!).

-   We are within Stirling Council area, but on the border of Perth & Kinross and just within the Loch Lomond &  Trossachs National Park boundary.

-   Our nearest city (Stirling) is an hour's drive, nearest town (Callander) is half an hour away. 

-   We have a limited bus service.

-   2011 census records show Killin as having a population of 972 residents living in 441 households

-   Tourism is vital to Killin all year round, but especially in summer months. Much of the employment in Killin is directly proportional to the level of tourists

Major threats:

- Post Office is not sustainable in current location

- Paper shop owners wish to sell up and retire 

- bus service is reduced every year

- the statutory services remit and presence in Killin is dwindling bit by bit

The Post Office provides many essential services, not least banking facilities, used by many local businesses. If we were to lose our Post Office our nearest one is 15 miles away, only accessible by car. 

The Paper Shop sells papers, magazines and stationery, but also fishing permits and tackle. It also acts as the ticket office for many local events and holds the community diary.

The bus service only goes south to Callander and Stirling. No service on Sundays and no way of travelling East or West to other conurbations.

The Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) runs an outreach service weekly, hosted by the Post Office. People who used to have access to info and advice, personal and practical support and a full range of health and social services are now much more isolated in the village and need a 1-stop-shop Hub point where they can get the help they need, or advice on how to get this help.

Killin and Ardeonaig Trust (KAT) was established in 2007, with an aim that includes acquiring and managing assets, improving the environment, supporting education, leisure facilities, local business development and maintaining structures of historical significance for the benefit of the community. 

KAT has a max 12 directors and anyone resident in the Killin postcode area is entitled to be a member.

KAT are purchasing the Paper Shop and will lease it to MacGregor's Community Hub, who run the Post Office.

MacGregor's will continue to run the Post Office, Paper Shop, sell fishing permits, maintain the community diary  and provide space and support for the Community Hub, which will also host the CAB.

Funding The Project

KAT have raised the funds for the shop purchase from the Scottish Community Land Fund and from Stirling Council. KAT still need to raise the money to pay the Paper Shop owners for the value of their business and good will.

We have raised some money through local fundraising. The Loch Tay Open Water Swimming Group raised £1216.00 through a relay swim of the length of Loch Tay for this project. 

We are looking to raise £30,000

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£12 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£12 Tote Bag Reward

You will receive a tote bag with a design on it on it from a local artist. We will be holding a competition with the children of Killin Primary School to find the best design for our bags. Your name will be added to our donation board to say thank you.

£10 or more

£10 Thank You Reward

We will have a board with the names of everyone who has brought this reward to say thank you.

£15 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£15 Taymouth Marina 'Hot Box Sauna' Reward

This reward has been donated by Taymouth Marina, Kenmore and entitles 1 person to use their Hot Box Sauna. For more information on the Hot Box you can go onto their website; https://www.taymouthmarina.com/the-hot-box-sauna/ Your name will be added to our donation board to say thank you.

£22 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£22 Crannog Centre 2 Person Pass Reward

Spend a day at the Crannog centre in Kenmore. A family pass is worth £20 for 2 Person Pass. This pass has been kindly donated to us, if you wish to find out more about the Crannog Centre please visit their website: http://www.crannog.co.uk Your name will be added to our donation board.

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£35 Family Pass to Crannog Center in 2019 Reward

Spend a day at the Crannog centre in Kenmore. A family pass is worth £32 for 2 adults and 2 children. This pass has been kindly donated to us, if you wish to find out more about the Crannog Centre please visit their website: http://www.crannog.co.uk Your name will be added to our donation board.

£38 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£38 1 Free Newspaper per Day for 1 week Reward

You will be able to receive 1 free newspaper per day for 1 week, excludes magazines. Your name will also be added to our donation board as a thank you for donating.

£40 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£40 4 x Free Ice Cream Reward

You will get 4 free 1 scope ice cream from MacGregor's/Newsagents. You can have any flavour you like that is available. Your name will be added to our donation board to say thank you.

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£45 Meal for 2 at the Ben Lawers Hotel Reward

You will have a meal for 2 at the Ben Lawers Hotel, exclude drinks, on the banks of Loch Tay. For more information on the Hotel you can visit their website on https://www.benlawershotel.co.uk/ Your name will be added to our donations board to say think you.

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£70 The Bothy in Glen Lyon Reward

This is a one night stay at The Bothy at West Cottage and The Stables in Glen Lyon, Perthshire. please refer to their website for more information on the site: https://www.westcottageglenlyon.com Your name will be added to our donations board to say thank you.

£75 or more

0 of 8 claimed

£75 Business Advertising Reward

Any business requiring advertising space in our window. We will provide businesses with up to 6 months free advertising space of up to 21 x 30cms. Your name will be added to our donation board to say thank you. If you wish to remain anonymous please get in touch.

£150 or more

£150 Sponsorship Plaque Reward

You will receive an invite to our shop opening and include your name on our donation board. We would like to issue you a big thank you on our Facebook page. If you wish to remain anonymous please let me know.


Let's make 'More Than a Post Office' happen