Glenkens Community Arts Trust Limited

Charity registered in Scotland SC032050

CatStrand is the central hub of the Glenkens Community & Arts Trust (GCAT). Its main aim is to bring much needed activities, services and facilities to this geographically isolated area through a year round programme of community and arts events. It offers a range of community services including a bus service, newsletter, drop-in advice sessions and free internet access and also acts as a hub for local tourism and heritage information. CatStrand provides the base for the Connecting in Communities project; which provides events and opportunities for Glenkens residents, including: Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi, Adult Dance/Movement, Ukulele Group(s), Digital Photography, Singing and the Glenkens Men's Shed in Balmaclellan. Catstrand currently has a number of different opportunities for volunteers of all ages to get involved with.

Current opportunities

Volunteers to assist in the running of pop-up youth spaces between June and August 2021. Assisting with setting up the hall, having a chat with young people and helping with activities. Activities will take place within the town hall and during August in the local park. Supervising young people on bus trips to other youth activities in Castle Douglas, Gatehouse and Kirkcudbright.

Glenkens Community& Arts Trust has recently purchased six electric bikes for use of the community and visitors. These bikes are all currently based in New Galloway at the CatStrand. We are looking for a number of volunteers that would be happy to meet with customers wishing to take bikes out, ensure they have completed a registration form and demonstrate how to use the bikes. Check out and check in bikes, checking bikes are fully charged when released and undamaged on return. Full training will be given.