Council considers Trust’s future


The future of Falkirk Community Trust – which manages Kinneil Museum and the surrounding Kinneil Estate – will be discussed by members of Falkirk Council this week.

Earlier this year, councillors ordered an “options appraisal” of the charity.

An initial report will be considered at a full council meeting this Wednesday (September 19), starting at 9.30 a.m. in the Municipal Buildings in Falkirk.  Members of the public can attend the meeting.

The Council report admits: “There are challenges to be worked on in the current arrangements around communication, relationships and trust.”

You can download a full copy of the report here (PDF).

It is expected that audio of the debate will be available online after the meeting.

The Trust was set up by the Council in 2011. Read a BBC report here.

As well as Kinneil Museum and Estate, the Trust also manages Bo’ness Town Hall, Bo’ness Recreation Centre, Bo’ness Library and the historic Hippodrome Cinema – as well as other strategic parks and leisure facilities across the Falkirk Council area.

It has previously been the subject of a review by the Council and has attracted criticism from some members of the Council.