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THE DRUMMOND NEEDS YOU

We want to regenerate a much-loved building at the heart of Crieff town centre and need your help to make this a reality

 

DRUMMOND ARMS REGENERATION LTD (DARL) WINDOW ARTWORK COMMISSION

‘DARL’ is looking for artists or designers to create temporary artwork designs for the four boarded-up windows of the Drummond Arms on Hill Street, Crieff (indicated in red on photos below). The windows will add vibrancy and colour to the town centre as we welcome the public back onto our streets. Artworks should be bold and designed to celebrate Crieff. Any aspect of Crieff’s life can be used – celebrating your community, using the colours, people, landmarks, landscapes, shapes, heritage or feel of the town centre are all possible inspirations. Due to planning restrictions you cannot use any text or numbers. Each of the four chosen artists/designers will be awarded £250 as a design fee for their successful design.

The artwork can be made in any materials but must be on a format (20x36.6 cm or 40x73.2 cm) in size and scannable to at least 600dpi. It would be possible to photograph submissions that are more textured. It is our intention to have the artworks copied, enlarged and printed to the full size of the windows on PVC or backlight-able fabric.

This will be a great opportunity to have your work on display for many years to come in a public place.

These windows will be a part of a larger scheme which will transform the facade of the current dilapidated Drummond Arms, while major works continue behind the scenes.

Completed artworks should be delivered to Millar Street Studios, Millar Street, Crieff PH7 3AH between 10am and 1pm Wednesday 21 October or 1pm and 4pm Thursday 22 October 2021.

NB Implementation will be subject to planning consent from Perth & Kinross Council

Press contact:

David Campbell Mob: 07889 145 899  Email: davidartscrieff@gmail.com

Project Contact:

Stephen Oswald Mob:: 07856441300  Email: stephen.oswald@drummondarms@gmail.com

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BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO CRIEFF TOWN CENTRE

For generations of Crieff folks and visitors to the town, the Drummond Arms Hotel was at the centre of the community.  Whether it was your first legal pint, your cousin’s wedding or your club’s Burns Supper the Drummond was there when you needed it.  Now, the Drummond needs you!


Drummond Arms Regeneration Limited is looking to find partners to work with us to find an exciting long-term use for the building.  We are interested in identifying a community group or business who can see the benefits of having their organisation in this iconic building.  


We are already working with local partners to develop the building as part of the vision of Crieff as a creative and cultural destination where artists makers and producers rent affordable workshops and can provide craft and skills training on-site with retail and exhibition space.  With business support provided on-site, we envisage a strong cultural economy for Crieff.  We have established there is the demand for a hostel in Crieff and we are interested in hearing from interested parties to help make this a reality. 


What do we need you for?  There is a lot of building to fill and we want to make sure we fill it with projects and businesses which work well together for the town providing both economic and social benefit. 


Please express your interest here.

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THE VISION

We can imagine a new future for the Drummond which returns it right back to the heart of the community.

Where artists and makers base their practice, local businesses spring up and thrive, visitors to the area stay and enjoy all the benefits of Crieff and Strathearn, and community events of kinds bring people together.

We are particularly interested in identifying:


  • Creative practitioners 

  • A hostel operator

  • Community groups with realistic ideas for the space

  • Anyone with exciting achievable ideas for the Drummond’s future


Please get in touch to discuss your ideas.


If you have a good idea, our partners can help you make this happen.

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HELP CREATE A NEW USE FOR THE BUILDING

We are so happy you are interested in getting involved with the redevelopment of the former Drummond Arms.  If you dream big and envisage your business in this well-situated historic building, please get in touch. Help us fill the building and rejuvenate the town centre of this once-bustling rural drover’s town.

 

GET INVOLVED

Looking for end users

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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Are you an artist, producer, designer, maker, artisan?  

Would you like an affordable shared workshop space in Crieff town centre, a place where you can sell your wares in the shop, exhibit in the gallery and offer training on your specialism?

We are working with a group of creatives to see whether this would work in the Drummond. There has been an amazing response so far with a clear indication that there is a demand for this. 


To register an interest in space in the building, please complete this contact form.  

RUN YOUR HOSTEL HERE

There is a demand for low-cost accommodation in the Crieff area for those budget travellers not currently accommodated.  The stunning views, heritage aspect, and desirable town centre location, make this property ideal for a hostel.  We envisage the top two stories developed for hospitality space.  Could this work for your business?

If you think you have something to offer please express your interest by completing this form.

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A HOME FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

This is a big building to fill.  Can you help fill it?  Would you like to enjoy the many benefits of having your business or community organisation operating out of a heritage building in a central location?

We seek businesses, charities and groups looking to host their organisation in this prime location heritage building.  We are looking for any organisation with a serious interest in situating themselves here.

The more commercial interest there is in saving this building the more fundable it is.  If you’re looking for new premises and have an idea of how it might work in the Drummond please complete this form and we'll get back to you.

 

REDEVELOPMENT FOR OTHER USES

In parallel with our efforts to secure public funding to regenerate the Drummond Arms for use by community groups and businesses, we are also marketing the building to private investors. 

Why would we do this?  In the current environment, funding for heritage projects is competitive, capital costs for a renovation of this size are high, and success is dependent on major public funders. It is therefore pragmatic to assess the attractiveness of the building to private investors and developers. Partnering with the private sector is an essential activity in a project of this scale.  

Our priority in marketing the building remains to partner with private investors in the site for a refurbishment and restoration, but we are open to developers’ own proposals. At this stage we don’t want to exclude any ideas that lead to a better outcome for the Drummond.

For more information, please contact our commercial property agents Graham and Sibbald.

 
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EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Please complete the following form to let us know how your organisation might fit into the new vision for the Drummond Arms. 
Someone will get back to you within 10 working days. 
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to collaborating with you soon.

Thank you for submitting. We will be in touch within 10 working days.