A first phase of development has been identified which will be a stand-alone project, but additionally has the potential to act as a catalyst for the overall project. It involves the conversion of two listed outbuildings as a Community Café and Bunkhouse, along with a Camping Ground and Play Facilities. The Community Café will have a broader use in providing a meeting place for social activity in the community. It will host a permanent exhibition around the physical and natural heritage of the area and act as a hub and focal point for the interpretive strategy for all of the Tweed. It will also provide a base from which to manage the bunkhouse as a viable enterprise, attracting walkers; cyclists and visitors. The River Tweed will be a focus.
A further strand to these projects that TCC is currently exploring is to use the Community Hub as a base for a community minibus service. The minibus will operate as part of the infrastructure support to allow visitors to use the Crook as a hub point to then access the source and other chosen sections of the Tweed Trail and will also help connect the hub with other remote communities in the area and to enhance the community’s ability to access services.