Background Information

  • Introduction

    MAP started life operating out of Lockerbie’s Local Community Centre, but unfortunately had to relocate after the Lockerbie Air Disaster 1988. The playgroup was temporarily moved into a portacabin (double temporary classroom unit). Unfortunately, we were never able to move back into the Community Centre. Our valuable service was in great demand, but the facility, in addition to coming to the end of its useful life was too small for the community needs. MAP then purchased a site for a facility in Harcourt Place with the aim to construct a state of the art children’s and family centre with increased accomodation to cater for 86 children at any one time.

  • Funding

  • MAP received funding for our purpose built facility from:

    • Communities Scotland
    • Future Builders
    • South of Scotland European Partnership
    • Dumfries and Galloway Council
    • Lockerbie Trust
    • Big Lottery Fund
    • Scottish Enterprise
    • The Robertson Trust
    • The Energy Saving Trust
    • Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership
    • Henderson and Mackay
    • Royal Bank of Scotland
    • Plus MAP’s own funds
  • External funding was sought for furniture and equipment and we received funds from:

    • Nordic Tyres
    • Airtricity
    • Tesco
    • Chapelcross
    • Solway Agriculture
    • Lockerbie & District Rotary Club

    Added funds were required to furnish out of school care, daycare, babycare, sleep room, training room, waiting area, consulting room and outdoor/garden area. MAP has good relationships with relatives who lost loved ones in the Lockerbie Air Disaster and contributed to the Truth Quest Magazine which is sent out to their families. Cilla Hetherington (former manager) placed an article in an issue of Truth Quest to ask if anyone would be willing to make a donation with an invite to the grand opening so they could see what their contribution has helped us to achieve. The response was fantastic and we were able to furnish the whole facility before we opened in December 2007. We give special thanks to:

    • John and Doris Cory – Babycare, Daycare and sleep room
    • Anna Marie Miazga and Family – Training Room (The Rose Room)
    • Barbara Primau – Waiting Area
    • Ken and Jean Jones – Christopher’s Garden (see picture)
    • the families of Lawrence Bennet, S. Frank Ciulla, Shannon Davies, William Daniels, Robert Fortune, James Fuller, Gregory Kosmowski, Elia G. Stratis. -Out of School Care, Consulting Room.