Cafe Closed 2 & 3 Feb

The Café will be closed this weekend, our team and volunteers need time together to build on our great service.

There has been unprecedented demand since the Café opened on 14th January which has been open daily.

The Hub will open as normal Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 10am-5pm to use Fitness Suite and MetaPWR Class on Sunday 2.30pm.

We at the Hub would like to thank everyone for their continued support of both The Hub & The Café.

We look forward to seeing you again when we open on Monday 4th February at 10am and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cafe closed

Our doors are open following great feedback during our preview events

We’ve had a great start to 2019 with over 600 people attending our Early Access Preview Sessions before we opened the doors for business on Monday 14th January.

Photographs (c) DC Thomson

Laura Alderman from STV News interviewed Barry Thomson (Centre Manager) & Dougie Pond (Chairman) and was broadcast on Monday 14th January.

The Courier came along to chat with the team, took pictures and created a walk through video during their visit, we were featured on the The Courier website for several days with two articles in the paper

The Courier walk through video during their trip to the Hub (c) DC Thomson
NB this video plays on a loop so you may need to press refresh or reload to view Hub section

View article below online (click here)

courier hub friockheim Jan 2019

Radio Tay had a chat with Barry and the interview was broadcast at various times through the week.

The feedback on social media has been fabulous and the team look forward to welcoming you at The Hub.

If you’d like to find out more about the Hub please sign up for our e-newsletter or follow us on social media

There are a variety of volunteering opportunities at the Hub and we would love to hear from you if would like to get involved or have suggestions for classes/activities for the Hub.

We Have the Keys!!

We have the keys to the Hub!!! 

Handover this morning with Scott McFarlane (Site Manager: Andrew Shepherd Construction), Dougie Pond (Chairman), Jackie Martin (Financial Director), Lynne Fenton (Architect: Brunton Design) & Barry Thomson (Centre Manager).

It has been a long road to get to this stage and we have many people to thank to get to this stage and are most grateful.  Now for the Big Move!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you in the New Year to view our fabulous new building (prior to public opening) and will be publishing dates in the coming weeks.

key handover at the Hub

Volunteers required

We’re looking for volunteers to help us move furniture from storage unit, unpack, help us put things in order with a bit of tidying and cleaning too.

If you’d like to help and you’re available on any of these dates – 22, 23, 28 or 29 December.

Please get in touch via email or call the Hub on 01241 829214 or social media Facebook or Twitter.

AND by volunteering you will be given a look round the new Hub before it opens.

£70,000 Funding Received

£70,000 Funding Received.

Many thanks to The Robertson Trust awarding the Hub with additional funding of £58,000 over the next 3 years to support its "Core-Funding". This funding is gratefully received and a great boost to the Hub providing services and facilities to the local community.

Many thanks to Scottish Children's Lottery the Hub has received £12,480 funding for our Young Persons' Project via their "Chance to Connect" Funding Programme which distributes grants to help community groups and other good causes nurture tighter communities, proud citizens and, above all, a better future for all children.

Room Naming Competition

Many thanks for all entries to our recent Room Naming Competition there were many great suggestions.

The names chosen by the judging panel are as follows:-

  1.  Main HallAndson Hall  (Andson family added the 'heim' part of the name at the request of Flemish weavers who had come to develop the flax spinning process)

  2. Second Hall MacNiven Hall (Teacher at the school)

  3. Meeting Room (First Floor) - The Bothy

  4. Business Room ( First floor) The Lunan (from the Lunan Water beside the village) 

  5. Business Room (Ground Floor) – The Vinney  (from the Vinney Water beside the village)

Congratulations to the winners.

Barry Thomson, Centre Manager will be contacting the winners to arrange prize delivery (£10 Tesco Gift Voucher).

The winning entries were taken from the designated room on the entry forms and names not disclosed without winners permission due to GDPR.