Wednesday, 20 May 2009

SOOT meeting tonight 7pm

© Poster created by local artist, David Hutchison

SOOT meeting and AGM is taking place tonight the 20th May 2009 at 7pm in Old Saint Pauls Church Hall, Jeffrey St. Finding Old Saint Pauls

In attendance tonight will be Andy Wightman who is a freelance writer, researcher and the author of Who Owns Scotland, one of his specialist areas is Scotland`s Common Good.

Since it was confirmed that developer`s
Mountgrange are in administration there have been many letters and artilces in the press suggesting what can be done with the now undeveloped site that was formerly the New Street Bus Depot. Prior to demolition in 2006, it was home to a bustling Sunday Market/ Car Boot Sale, artists studios (David Hutchison was one) , the Bongo Club (live music,clubs,yoga classes & arts) and a car park.

SOOT needs a much larger management committee to continue working and to take ideas forward and support those people involved. So do come along tonight and get involved.

SOOT will be needing people for the management committee and to take on individual roles such as fund raising, administration, publicity , membership secretary and other volunteers. Have you skills or perhaps you want to learn new ones?

If you can`t attend, do send an email to to say how you want to be more involved in SOOT.

After the official AGM business there will be an opportunity for discussion about the future and the proposed Old Town Development Trust as well as an opportunity to discuss Common Good issues with Andy Wightman.

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