THE BALLANTRAE Trust, which is being set up by the community council, is looking to expand on the work done by the development group.

Over the past six years, the development group, who are also involved in establishing the new body have been dedicated to projects within the village.

Now villagers are being asked to join the new Trust as members or put themselves forward for election as a board member.

Those from outwith the village who wish to support the work of the Trust will be able to join as Associate members.

Andy McAlpine, Secretary of the Ballantrae Development Group said: “There will be an opportunity to hear what is proposed and why we think this is necessary, consider the future priorities for the village, and express an interest in joining the Trust.

"Attending one of the meetings will put people under no obligation whatsoever, but we hope that as many people as possible will come along.

"If you have an interest in the future of Ballantrae. and have a view on issues such as sports and entertainment facilities, provision for young people and the future of the village hall, then please come along to find out more."

Meetings have been organised in Ballantrae Village Hall on Friday, April 21 from 7pm-8pm and 8pm-9pm and on Saturday, April 22 from 10am-11am and 11am- noon to explain what is proposed and why, and to hear what people think the Trust should focus on.

Each one hour meeting will consist of a short presentation, a question-and-answer session, and an informal chat.

Refreshments will also be available.