On a recent visit to the Gorebridge Beacon, some photographs were taken which gives insight into the fantastic facilities that this building will provide the community with. (click on the photos to view larger images) View and feedback your comments below, or directly to the Trust via this form.
We are delighted to welcome Jane Burridge as Business Manager. Jane, who took over from Paul Renwick last month, is a professional architect with over 25 years project management experience in many diverse sectors from commercial office building design to community facilities. Past buildings she has been involved in include the BT Headquarters at Edinburgh Park and the Loch Lomond Gateway Centre while […]
I was born and brought up in Gorebridge and since I was any age I have enjoyed walking in and around the village and the countryside beyond. Nowadays I see many changes taking place. As I walk down the Main Street I am impressed by some of the regeneration projects taking place including the refurbishment […]
In 1996 I retired and, since I now had some spare time, the Chair of the Community Council invited me to take on the post of Secretary. Gorebridge was then going through a rough time. Employment was disappearing. Community facilities were disappearing. Our local high school was under sentence. We were denied access to grant […]
I was at a progress meeting this morning with the design team for the Beacon, including John Skrastin (contracts manager, Elmwood) and Stewart Anderson (quantity surveyor). Beforehand I took a tour of the new building with John. It was a pleasure to not be wading through pools of water under a dripping roof. In fact […]
I came to live in Gorebridge in December 2007 at a time when I was heavily involved in the run up to the Referendum. I took a break from being a political activist and not long afterwards was invited to join the Gorebridge Community Development Trust board. I take a keen interest in the Trust […]