Gavin’s Mill Community Project has an ambitious vision for the future of Gavin’s Mill as a focus for the local community. We understand that realising this vision very much depends on the help of our friends and partners in the community. Before this vision can be realised, there’s a challenge which must be met. At this time the Mill is not fit for the range of community purposes that underpin our vision. It’s an old building that needs extensive refurbishment and adaptation.
So how might our local community use the Mill?
Changes will not happen all at once, but on completion the Mill will have two easily accessed levels. A new extension would be constructed on similar levels, enabling connection and free movement between all areas. Throughout, there will be flexible spaces, able to be easily changed to allow a wide range of activities.
Part of the ground floor might be made ‘easy-clean’, enabling the area to be used for messy activities such as gardening or crafts.
Upstairs, additional flexible spaces could offer seating for a small cinema or performance space, meeting spaces, a restaurant, or exhibition area, all with the capability to transform easily between activities.
Such spaces could accommodate a variety of events, including courses, themed evenings, exhibitions and so on. These might take place entirely indoors or could utilise the facilities of the Mill from the surrounding outdoor areas.
We will work closely with our East Dunbartonshire Council Planning colleagues to ensure that our plans do not conflict with any local regulations and are consistent with the improvement of a Category B listed building.
Contact us for a copy of "Our Vision for Gavin's Mill"
To make these much needed changes, we have to bring Gavin’s Mill into the ownership of the Community Project. Our campaign aims to raise £500,000 for purchase of the building and some essential repairs which need to be carried out while we raise further funds for a full refurbishment programme. We need to reach this target by January 2020. Only when we own the Mill can we transform it to fulfil the needs of everyone in the community.
Sponsor our West Highland Way Walkers
Two of our volunteers are walking the West Highland Way from North to South, aiming to raise money for the campaign to buy Gavin's Mill for the community and make as wide an audience as possible aware of our ambitions for Gavin’s Mill.
You can sponsor them online via our TotalGiving page https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/gavinsmill-westhighlandwaywalk
Make a Donation
You can help us by making a donation.
You can do this at Gavin’s Mill, or by post - please make cheques payable to "Gavin's Mill Community Project"
or by Bank Transfer:
Account Name: Gavin's Mill Community Project
Sort Code: 82-69-32
Account Number: 50104737
or you can donate online via our TotalGiving page https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/gavinsmillvision