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The One Stop Shop concept is a national initiative launched in 2000 by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation.

A successful Lottery bid enabled the organisation to employ development workers to promote the work.
There are around 50 schemes at various stages of development in the UK with 7 in Scotland. The ethos is to create a facility which will be self-supporting by ensuring long term funding and developing the skills of those who will manage it.

In this way it will be responsive to change in the long term. Essentially its role is to create a welcoming place which will provide variety of community facilities under one roof. The Coalburn project has been completed in three phases. Phase One was a 45,000 upgrade of the premises to ensure that they were completely accessible to people with disabilities, which included a disabled lift and toilets.

Phase Two was a 550,000 renovation of the premises to make it suitable for community use. The final Phase was to access 142,000 of funding to staff the facility over the next 2/3 years. What you see today is the result of years of hard work , providing a facility which the people of Coalburn can be proud of, a facility that will be a major part in the continuing regeneration of the area.

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BEFORE           AFTER

Before and After Shots.

Official opening of Coalburn Miners Welfare Charitable Society's new Porch with disabled access
Official opening of Coalburn Miners Welfare Charitable Society's new Porch with disabled access, Solar and Photovoltaic Panels. The official opening ceremony took place on Monday 12th April and was carried out by Karen Gillon MSP with our local MP, local Councillor and representatives from our funders in attendance. Funding for the porch was received from Rural Priorities, Forward Scotland, Rural Communities Trust Fund and Hagshaw Hill Windfarm Trust. We also received funding from Community Energy Scotland and Rural Communities Trust Fund for funding for the Solar Panels, PV Panels, Cavity Wall Insulation for Coalburn Miners Welfare Bowling Club and Loft Insulation for Coalburn Miners' Welfare. Mr William Steele helped us with our funding application to Rural Priorities.

In the photo from left to right are: Iona McDonald, Community Energy Scotland, George Greenshields Project Manager Coalburn One Stop Shop, Karen Gillon MSP,
Councillor Danny Meikle, David Mundell MP, William Steele representing Rural Priorities, Gail Foster Scottish National Heritage, Michael Cunningham Forward Scotland
Peter McLeish representing Rural Communities Trust Fund
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