Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Carsphairn Heritage Group has held education at the heart of our organisation.
We are now proud to announce two exciting projects that will ensure Carsphairn Heritage Group's resilience and enable us to provide heritage education for generations to come.
We wish to digitise our collection in order to:
The collection includes thousands of items and will be carried out in phases (see table below), including both volunteers and professional assistance, eventually leading to a searchable on-line database.
Phase 1: we were successful in applying to Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership for funding under their 'Our Heritage' Small Grants Scheme to allow us to have more difficult and fragile items professionally scanned.
Files are available via the searchable archive (see the button below), under a Creative Commons licence.Carsphairn Archive
If you'd like to volunteer to help with document scanning, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!
We will be hosting 'scanning parties' in the coming months; check for posters on the website front page!
Oct / Nov 2018
Assessed number of items to be digitised
Nov / Dec '18
Received quotes for professional digitisation of Phase 1
Applied for funding from GGLP ‘Our Heritage’ Small Grants Scheme
Funding from GGLP agreed.
March - August '19
Digitisation of Phase 1 and uploading to archive.
Start Phase 2
Phase 2 complete
We have started the process of transferring the ownership of Carsphairn Heritage Centre from Dumfries & Galloway Council to the Heritage Group, via the Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS).
Ownership of the Centre is vital if we are to:
As part of our application, we have to put together a comprehensive Business Case, showing how ownership of the Centre will benefit the community and how we will make the project sustainable in future years, for example, how we will fund improvements and running costs.
If you'd like to get involved and help us with our application, get in touch, we'd be delighted to hear from you!
Stage 1 Application
Accepted by D&G Council
Submit Stage 2 application including Business Case
Decision expected from D&G Council