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The new Trustees of The Ericht Trust, elected in November 2011, have reviewed and researched all the past work which had been done in the community since 2007. It was clear from this research and subsequent consultations that the community were concerned about the empty sites in the town and the lack of any proposed developments. A number of focus groups were held and the main points raised were the lack of facilities for the following:-

  • Indoor areas for children and families, particularly in the winter
  • Space for young people to pursue hobbies in their free time
  • Small group facilities for adults, available to hire
  • A museum with heritage exhibition space
  • A small cinema and theatre or hall for cultural events and to attract visitors to the area
  • Viable business premises in the town for start up enterprise and for expansion of existing firms
  • Conference meeting rooms

To satisfy these needs the Board has looked at the potential of all the empty sites in the town and decided that an initial feasibility report on the site of the former Hill Primary School should be undertaken.

The Hill School Project

In early December the Trustees met the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Investment, Alex Neil and were able to present him with initial ideas for developing the Hill Primary School site. He was impressed by the project and said it fitted in with his idea of a bottom up regeneration policy. This policy was launched later in December entitled 'Achieving a Sustainable Future'.

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The Blairgowrie Printers

The printing works in Blairgowrie was established in 1855 and was moved to a purpose built site in Reform Street in 1880. The owner, Hamilton Scott, worked there as an apprentice before taking over in 1980 until he retired in 2007. The printing works and the machinery were listed as Category B in 2003.

Read more about the Blairgowrie Print Works Project »