Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust Plans for 2020


Scottish Charity No. SC043189


An opportunity has arisen for the Trust to pursue the purchase of The Ballgreen Hall, Strathaven, by means of Public Asset Transfer, as a possible venue for a modern community museum. We are currently researching sources of potential funding.

Our Vision

A modern volunteer-run community museum

Located centrally

Self-financing with minimum maintenance costs

Rolling and flexible displays

Significant proportion of collection on display

Multi -purpose community spaces

Shop, reception and ticket office

Public toilets (during opening times)

Different from ‘traditional’ museums

Museum accreditation

In order to support our application, it is imperative that we can demonstrate a high level of community support, benefit and involvement.

We have therefore enclosed a questionnaire to give you the opportunity to show your support and to add your suggestions for what you would like to see in conjunction with a modern museum facility, as we hope, in The Ballgreen Hall.

As an individual, what facilities and features would you like to see included? Would your group/organisation/small starter business have use for some “community space” on a daily, weekly or monthly basis for meetings, classes or events?