For the Community.

The OCH improves the communities’ Health and Wellbeing, social inclusion and social capital through the communities willingness to help each other. Profit generated is re-invested in the facility and services supplied through building sustainability into all activity.

With the Community.

Taking a community development approach to our activity. Listening to our community and valuing their knowledge, skills and experience, focusing on reducing inequalities and rural isolation in our community. The community is respected through their involvement in managing and operating the new facility.

By the Community.

The community and the OCH have a common agenda, interests and collaborate by sharing ideas, information and their combined resources to further improve the wellbeing of the community. All OCH trustees are volunteer members of the local community.

The new Ochiltree Community Hub building opened on  the 22nd ofJuly! Since the projects inception in May 2013 we have sought to support the local community and surrounding areas with a number of initiatives in line with our charitable aims. A full list of our charitable aims and objectives are provided in the coffee shop.

We are 100% owned and run by the local community with an active board of local trustees and volunteers. Our team has dedicated many thousands of hours over the last 5 years in order to make our vision a reality. If you would like to help and get involved then please go to our volunteer page.

Our OCH office at 45 Main Street currently provides the community with a focal point and a friendly meeting place with its community Cafe @45 and other activities. This pioneering project was made possible by the East Ayrshire Council community asset transfer programme with funding gratefully received from a number of sources.

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Community Rooms

You can now hire one of our community rooms, the Ochil Hall, the East Wing, the West Wing, the Bruce and the Wallace, for all activities from exercise class, book club, meeting room, to games, recreational and other social activities. If you are interested in booking please call 01290 702951 or fill in the form on the individual room pages.

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Community Book Point

Our book point at the OCH office currently offers a small range of books for all ages covering topics such as local history, fiction and children’s books. Our new Hub building will house elements of our “ABC of Ochiltree” book collection covering local topics of interest such as Agriculture, Burns/Boswell/Brown as well as Coal Mining and Community. This unique collection in association with popular fiction, e-book access as well as access to some National Library of Scotland e-resources and others will provide a great facility for our community and beyond.