Thanks from SJHMT

The Trustees would like to thank those of you who joined us at our online meeting on Monday July 6th . It is encouraging to hear that our current proposal to acquire the Ballgreen Hall to house a community museum and provide community space is gathering pace.

It was great to be able to offer the opportunity to members of the community to pose questions and offer their opinions and suggestions all of which are very important to CEL who organised and co-ordinated the meeting, as this input will be used in the preparation of their final assessment of the feasibility of the project.

We still have a way to go however great progress is being made. If you haven’t already completed the online survey, please do so by clicking this link.

Many thanks again.

Online consultation meeting on SJHMT plans for Ballgreen Hall

Online consultation for Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust proposals

The Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust is continuing its consultation into exciting plans to bring its ‘Strathaven deserves its own museum’ initiative to fruition.

The Trust is currently working with South Lanarkshire Council to complete a community asset transfer of the former Ballgreen Hall, with plans to turn it into a modern museum and also to provide a community space for other groups to use. This is a complex process and as always the more community support it can demonstrate the better.

There are two ways you can become involved. The first is to follow the link in the flyer to the right at and express your views on the plans.
The second is to take part in a scheduled online consultation on Monday 6th July 2020 to see and hear what is proposed for our community.

Community Enterprises Ltd is working as consultants on the development of a business plan and has now organised a virtual online public meeting via Zoom on Monday 6th July. We would encourage as many within our community to apply to take part and to show your support. Attendees will be sent joining details once they have signed up. Go to

What a night!

Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever Quiz night on Friday!

We had a great time – and raised a significant amount for our funds which will contribute towards our aim to establish a new, modern community museum for our area.


Here are a few images of the evening – and some of the prize winners!


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We still have a few tables left for our Quiz Night on Friday 22nd February at Strathaven Golf Club. Tickets are selling fast!!

Tickets are £10 each (max of 5 per table) and price includes a ‘basket’ supper.

We are also looking for donations for our Raffle and Bottle Tombola. We have donations at the moment from local businesses – Strathaven Golf Club, Strathaven Hotel, Taal and Taylors plus many more prizes. Donations can be handed in to The Common Greenery or passed to any committee member.

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Come along to our Quiz Night

on Friday 22nd February, 2019

at Strathaven Golf Club

– – – –  7 for 7:30pm  – – – –


Tickets are on sale now! £10 per head which includes a ‘basket’ supper plus the quiz. Contact us for your tickets via the details on our poster.

The evening will consist of the Quiz plus large raffle with prizes including donations from a number of businesses including

Strathaven Golf Club, Taylors, Taal and Strathaven Hotel

– and a bottle tombola!

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Kirklandpark Xmas Fair – Thurs 6th Dec

You can visit our stall tonight at the last of our school fairs. We will be selling our Xmas cards with photographs by four local photographers. Packs of 8 cards ( 2 each of 4 designs) will be on sale for £3. We will also have promotional mugs, coasters, keyrings etc with the ‘I love Strathaven’ logo as well as various Xmas items on sale with the youngsters in mind. All proceeds go towards supporting our petition ‘Strathaven deserves its own museum’.