LAUNCH OF THE MOFFAT HERITAGE TRUST
Message from Alison Parfitt of Clan Moffat UK
The Moffat Heritage Trust (Chaired by Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin), together with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings have come together to seek to ensure that the built environment of Moffat Town, and its cultural and economic future is protected and secured for the physical and emotional wellbeing of all its residents.
Events proposed for March and April 2020 have been rescheduled for March and April 2021.
The Trust is a registered Scottish Charity and fully constituted with OSCR.
For further details please contact Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin: firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 07850507756
Update on the Moffat Heritage Trust from Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin
The Moffat Heritage Group is fully constituted with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, and is now known as the Moffat Heritage Trust. The Group has been formed by people who care about the town’s history and culture and who are ever mindful of where we have come from, and where we need to go. The aim is to ensure that Moffat’s built, natural, cultural and economic future is protected and furthered in order to help secure the physical and emotional wellbeing of all its residents.
More than 80 people attended the Group’s first public meeting in September 2019, in the Proudfoot Institute, introduced by Sir Neil McIntosh. Several speakers from around Scotland demonstrated how heritage projects had provided opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy their historic, natural and built environments. The key message was that of social togetherness and pride. Some explained how these potentially wide-ranging projects had enabled them to promote the arts, support hands-on training and create new workplace opportunities, enhance the care and repair of their town centres, and engage all parts of the community. This meeting provided the inspiration for the Group to go away and come up with some initial ideas for Moffat.
The Group is currently in discussion with Historic Environment Scotland, asking them to sponsor and supply lime pointing tools and equipment for training events in the town in April. This equipment can then be retained as a community resource for further community building repair projects. Such projects will not only improve the appearance of the town, but have the potential to bring people of all ages together.
Last but not least, a Moffat Heritage Trust website is under construction and will be the reference point for all news, events, heritage stories and learned articles! The long-term aim is to seek as much community involvement as possible and to shape activities to encompass those that the people of Moffat would like to see.
The Group warmly welcomes everyone with an interest in Moffat’s past and future. There is much in Moffat of which we can be truly proud.
For Sale - Beautiful historic house in Moffat
ARCHBALD MOFFATT HOUSE
Archbald Moffatt House: A rare B-listed Georgian building in Moffat town is for sale. Built in 1751 and remodelled in the 19th Century.
An article has been written for Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group by Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin due for publication in September 2020. Click on the button below and scroll down to building 43.