Hub gains new activities, clubs and classes

The Hub and Cafe @45 have had some fantastic support from the village and local communities in the opening months.

This support has sparked some new interest in running clubs and classes for the public.

Also new at the hub is a new Lunch menu that has launched from the 11th of November. Get your classics like Mac and Cheese, Cottage pie, Steak Pie and haddock and chips. See the specials board for details each day.

To compliment the current portfolio of Pure Stretch, Indoor Carpet bowls and Community Cinema, there are new activities launched at the hub. Have a look below at whats going on and get involved.

Beginners Yoga Thursdays 10-11am

Table Tennis Club Fridays from 4pm

Ochiltree Whisky lovers society (monthly see calendar for dates)

Ochiltree Knit and Natter/Stitich and B*tch Wednesdays in the cafe from 11

Art Club Wednesdays at 7pm (weekly excluding school holidays)

Below are the planned events hosted by the Hub.


Monday the 25th of November: Tea Dance 2-4pm

Friday the 29th November Community Cinema Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday 30th November: Christmas Lights switch on 7pm led by the community action plan

Cash Bingo Thursday the 10th of December 7pm

Monday the 16th of December:  Christmas Tea Dance 2-4pm


Want to organise a club or group at the Hub?

Contact [email protected] to discuss.



Community Hub Officially Opened

On the 5th of October the Ochiltree Community Hub was officially opened by the East Ayrshire Council Chief Executive, Fiona Lees. The event was scheduled to celebrate the achievements of the local community and all involved in the 6 years of planning to the culmination of a community led facility opening. The event started with words from both the Chair of Ochiltree Community Hub, Alex Baird, and EAC Chief Executive Fiona Lees. The main themes thanking all those that have contributed to the Ochiltree Community Hub project. Alex praised his trustees in their drive and determination to deliver for the community. The Ochiltree Community Hub registered with OSCR in 2014 to raise funds to replace the previous East Ayrshire Council community facility that was closing. The group received grant funding from several local and national organisations reaching the grand total of £1.84 million. The opening was a chance to thank the designers, architects and building team for their vivid and imaginative designs to create a warm, welcoming facility that meets the needs of Ochiltree’s vast demographic.


Representatives of the Scottish government, elected councillors, funders and local community groups were invited to celebrate together. The event came to a climax with the Ochiltree Primary school children, speaking of the Hub and then showing their musical talents in celebration. The children then placed their Time Capsule within the grounds of the Hub for future generations to discover in years to come.

Ochiltree Community Hub has recently been nominated in the 2019 SURF awards in the category of Community Led Regeneration. The Hub continues to reach new heights for the community of Ochiltree.


Community Hub and Cafe@45 nominated in SURF Awards

Ochiltree Community Hub has been nominated for a SURF award for the Hub project.

The Hub has been nominated in the category of Community Led Regeneration. SURF awards are an annual award that is organised in partnership with the Scottish Government. The Hub will be visited by a panel of Judges later this month to view and review the project from the start and its current and future impact on the local community.

The awards are used to:

  • To recognise and reward best practice and innovation in community regeneration;
  • To promote and disseminate best practice across Scotland as means of sharing knowledge and experience, and thereby enhancing future policy and practice;
  • To highlight the role that regeneration projects have in improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities

The Hub has been nominated alongside two other fantastic projects

  • Barholm Centre (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Strathard: People at the heart of regeneration (Aberfoyle)

For more details on SURF follow the link below

New Exercise Class at the Hub

We are delighted to announce that Glow Ayrshire will be running a 4 week block of Pure Stretch at the Hub in September.

Stretching is so important, even if you don't exercise regularly... even more imperative as we get older!

The benefits of stretching include:

*Reduced muscle tension.

*Increased range of movement in the joints.

*Enhanced muscular coordination.

*Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body.

*Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)

Classes start on Tuesday the 3rd of September at 2pm and will run for a 4 week block.

For more details or to register call Karen on 01292 284554 or email [email protected]



Revised Cafe Menu from 5th -10th August

Revised Cafe Menu from 5th -10th August

Due to staff Holidays Cafe@45 will be running a revised food menu from the 5th to the 10th of August.

We will still have our fantastic range of home baking, paninis, toasties and the great range of hot and cold drinks.

You can see exactly what is being served below.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, the normal menu will return as of the 12th of August.

Hub and Cafe@45 Officially Opens its doors to the Public

Hub and Cafe@45 Officially Opens its doors to the Public

The new Community Hub and Cafe@45 opens its doors to the public from the 22nd of July 2019.

The Ochiltree Community Hub is a vibrant new space on the main street of Ochiltree. The facility opens after the local community raised £1.8m to replace the previous centre that was closed to the public in 2016. The brand new venue boasts homemade baking, a book point and outdoor space.Read more