The small heritage village of Gorebridge is set for dramatic change over the next 10 years, in no small part due to the arrival of the Borders Railway. Now within half an hour of Edinburgh City Centre, the town’s population is set to double by 2020, providing new opportunities for the community and businesses alike.
Gorebridge Community Development Trust (GCDT) is a community owned and managed body delivering community-led regeneration and helping to sustain a vibrant, dynamic, proud and close-knit community. At the heart of the changes is the construction on the new Community Hub – The Beacon – funded principally by the Big Lottery and Midlothian Council.
Due for completion in 2018, the Beacon will provide a suite of new modern offices and meeting facilities, a creative arts room, a general purpose large hall and a café facility, as well being the new home of Gorebridge Family Learning Centre (operated by Midlothian Council’s Sure Start programme) and GCDT.