Newsletter Issue No.1

We have now published our first newsletter and you can download it from our resources section on the website. Find out about some of the exciting projects that are underway and if you are interested in volunteering then please do fill in our online form and we will link you up with the relevant project.

A Musical Celebration of the Coalfields

As part of the Musical Celebration of the Coalfields project The Cumnock Tryst have arranged FREE online workshops chaired by Sir James MacMillan.

Colin Prior Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 7.30pm This tutorial will look at ideal lighting conditions, seasonal opportunities and at some examples to change perceptions of familiar landscapes forever.

Alexander McCall Smith Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 7.30pm This tutorial will look at how to describe through words, what it is that makes us human – our character traits, ambitions, and our context, and explore language to paint a picture of a local historical figure for instance, or even a family member.

Michael Symmons Roberts Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 7.30pm This session will encourage you to explore their history in relation to your present and future, and look at the influence of the coal mines.

Pete Stollery Tuesday 10 November 2020, 7.30pm This interactive workshop is designed to get you to listen to, rather than just to hear, the sounds around you and to think about what those sounds might mean in an increasingly visual world. Headphones or earbuds recommended.

Chris Packham Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 7.30pm This session to inspire you to look at their environment in new ways; talk about the sounds you might record; the animal and plant life you could photograph or film; and answer any questions you might have.  

​To sign up please visit Priority will be given to people from Cumnock and the Doon Valley.”

We are Recruiting

We are now recruiting for 2 Project Officers to help deliver the CCLP over the next 5 years.

One post is full time (35 hrs per week) and one is part time (21 hrs over 3 days). Go to to apply.