Maryburgh Amenities Centre Redevelopment
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
This business plan has been produced to clarify the achievability, and means of delivering, a community proposal to improve the amenities available to people in Maryburgh and neighbouring settlements. It was initially drafted by SKS Scotland on behalf of Maryburgh Amenities Company. This draft has been amended and further developed by Maryburgh Amenities Company to take subsequent developments into account.
Maryburgh Amenities Company Ltd (MAC) is a company limited by guarantee and a registered Scottish Charity (charity no SC009562). It was formed in 2013 to take over the assets and operations of the Maryburgh Amenities Association which raised funding for the Maryburgh Amenities Centre and has operated it successfully for over 30 years. The Community Asset Transfer Business Case prepared by MAC in October 2013 notes that the MAC centre was built to a modular design and, over 30 years old, needs upgrading and remodelling. The upgrading would:
• bring the building to modern standards;
• respond to changing community needs;
• remodel the hall interior;
• improve insulation and heating;
• complement facilities at the new Ben Wyvis Primary School in Conon Bridge.
The renovation/refurbishment of the Amenities Centre will form a core part of the phased redevelopment. The company has been working on proposals to support the transfer of the amenities and former primary school site in Maryburgh from the Highland Council to community ownership…. Read the full report