Grimsay Community Association is maintaining momentum with development plans for the Centre for Grimsay (the former Free Church) by holding a Silent Auction and an Auction of Promises to raise money for the project.
A wide selection of furniture and homewares will be auctioned, including a pair of three-seater leather sofas and a television. The Auction of Promises already includes delicious home baking, local trips and experiences as well as gardening services to help get your plot in order for the spring.
There will be a viewing night at the Centre for Grimsay to allow people to see what is up for grabs on Friday 6th March, from 5pm till 8pm. The auction itself will be held at the Centre on Saturday 7th March, starting at 2pm with tickets sold at the door. Entry is £2.00 and includes a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and some tempting home baking.
The purchase of the former Free Church building on behalf of the community of Grimsay was made possible through funding from the Scottish Land Fund.
The Association is now firmly focussed on securing further funding for the capital works required to bring to fruition the community’s vision for the Centre for Grimsay as an economic, social and cultural hub for the island. Facilities will include a cafe, Post Office, community growing and market area, gathering and events space, local history archive and be a venue for Gaelic as a living language.