FREE ceilidh kicks off community-led action in Carstairs Junction

80 tickets available

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Date posted: Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Residents of Carstairs Junction are being invited to kick up their heels at a FREE ceilidh in the Village Hall on Friday 7 February, 7 – 10pm, celebrating the launch of a community-led action plan.

80 tickets are available and include live entertainment from a Ceilidh Band and a Scottish themed supper of cock-a-leekie soup, haggis croquettes and crusty bread. Beverages can be purchased from a mobile bar provided by The Mason’s Arms, Carnwath.

In return for the free ceilidh, revellers will be asked to complete a survey on what they like about living in Carstairs Junction, what issues they have as residents, and what vision they would like to work towards for the future of the village. Copies of the survey will be available online on this website and from Carstairs Junction Londis, from Thursday 23 January.


Answers will inform the Carstairs Junction community-led action plan, which will identify the community’s priorities over the next five years. The final plan will highlight particular projects that the community would like to work on together to improve their place, and may be used as evidence by any community group seeking funding or by organisations who deliver services in that community.

The ceilidh and community-led action plan are being organised by a specially formed Steering Group, made up of representatives from Carstairs Community Council, Carstairs Junction Londis, Carstairs Junction Primary School, Carstairs Junction Welcome All Hub, Carstairs Parish Church, Healthy Valleys and The Playbarn.

The community-led action plan is funded by LEADER with support from Community Action Lanarkshire. It is being delivered by Community Enterprise.

Dot Watson, Carstairs Junction Welcome All Hub says, “It’s a great opportunity for residents to get together and have their say on ideas for what they want in their community. The action plan is a platform, empowering people to choose what is best for their community which has no recreational clubs for residents to go to at present.”

A photography competition, asking people to share photos of what they love about Carstairs Junction, will launch soon as part of the community-led action planning process. Details will be announced soon.

Get your FREE ceilidh ticket at, or call 01506 862 227.

Entry to the event is ticketed and numbers are limited to the first 80 people. Each person / family member must have their own individual ticket.

To find out more about the action plan, contact Community Action Lanarkshire on 01555 664 665 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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