Up until March 2020, the Dufftown Clock Tower was owned as a common good asset by the Moray Council. It has been well reported that due to budgetary restrictions in the council, the Clock Tower was shut down in Summer 2016. The DDCA quickly sought a resolution to the rather embarrassing situation of the most iconic building not functioning.
The DDCA were able to secure a maintenance agreement with the Moray Council which allowed us to rewire the power supply and make suitable repairs such that we could operate the clock until we could take ownership of the building. After a lengthy but smooth process which cost us nothing due to donations and volunteer time, the DDCA took ownership of the Clock Tower just as the COVID-19 Lockdown struck.
Looking to the future
The DDCA have committed to securing the future operation of the clock as our first priority. We are now considering suitable uses for the interior of the building while also developing plans to ensure that the building fabric remains in good condition.
March – 2021 – DDCA appoints Angela Gow as our conservation architect to develop the Clock Tower into a heritage museum
We have been operating the Clock Tower Fundraising club in order to raise funds for the ongoing cost of ownership associated with the Clock Tower. The club costs £12 per year to join and we operate a quarterly prize draw worth up to 25% of the membership fee collected in that period.
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