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Community Action Plan Update
Posted on : 4th June 2017

At the end of last year consultants Community Links Scotland carried out a survey and consultation of what people in Thornhill wanted for the community.

The results of this survey have since been worked up into a Community Action Plan which can be accessed here:

Printed copies of both of these publications will available soon in Thornhill Library and a copy of the Summary will be put up on the Community Council Notice Board at the main crossroads.

The Thornhill Community Plan contains a lot of background material and a number of Project Outlines, some of which are fairly short term and some will take longer. All of these are in response to the community’s needs identified through the survey and other consultation work with community groups, businesses, school pupils and during community events.

We already have an active Thornhill Station Action Group (contact Christopher Craig 330657 or Melanie Allen 07823773211) and there are advanced plans for a defibrillator to be available in the village (contact Jim Renicks 07766024300 /

A collective has also been formed of locals who are in the process of applying to buy and redevelop the Old School. The plan is to turn it into a co-working space for freelancers, creative local businesses with music recording facilities and a flexible performance space. There will be an opportunity for wider community involvement in late summer but if anyone would like to learn more in the meantime, you can contact David Smith (

To carry out the projects we will need the active co-operation of the community.  Anybody wishing to help with any of the projects above please contact the relevant person.  For all other projects please contact Jim Renicks or come along to one of our Thornhill Community Council meetings which are always open to the public.

MapWhere we are

Thornhill is at the heart of Dumfries & Galloway in south west Scotland in the beautiful rolling countryside of Nithsdale, steeped in history both natural & physical.

1.5 Hours from Edinburgh by Car.
1.5 Hours from Glasgow by Car.
2 Hours from Newcastle by Car.