Action Kintore is making progress with its plan to bring Kintore’s iconic 18th century Town House back into use for the benefit community.
Action Kintore is the community charity that runs The Bothie youth facility in Kintore. Its ambition to bring the Town House back into use for the benefit of the community is a massive undertaking. If it is to be realised it will require full support from the community and a major fundraising programme.
The aim is to make the Town House a functioning community facility that could accommodate events for local community groups, host functions and exhibitions with an exhibition area focussing on the rich history and heritage of Kintore and surrounding area.
So far, Action Kintore has had outline plans drawn up to show how the Town House could include multi-purpose function room to accommodate small events and functions. This would be ideal for presentations, cultural events, recitals, exhibitions, talks, film shows, small wedding receptions and parties.
A new connection is envisaged, under the clock tower, so that the former Kintore Town Council chamber would be used as an ante room, reception area, or bar.
To provide disabled access, a glazed extensions is envisaged at the back of the Town House, with a lift and stairs to the upper floors.
This ambitious plan was always going to be a long-term project, but there have been significant advances in recent months. For example, Action Kintore trustees recently had a timber survey completed on the building. Meetings have been held with Aberdeenshire Council, owners of the building, who are generally supportive of the proposal.
The team is currently looking at raising the funding to finance the detailed plans required for a planning application.
As the project progresses, Action Kintore will be looking for widespread support from the community.
If you are interested in getting involved you can contact the Action Kintore Town House team on firstname.lastname@example.org