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Kirknewton Community Development Trust

The Trust was founded in 2006 with the money won in a court case against a local quarry who was found by the Scottish Executive to have been illegally dumping materials.

KCDT aims to improve the lives of everyone in Kirknewton. If you are not yet a member of the Kirknewton Community Development Trust then why not join. Membership is FREE. You have to be over the age of 16, living in the Kirknewton area and membership is per individual, not household. The membership form can be handed or posted into the Green Room at 12 Main Street, Kirknewton, EH278AH and can be found online here


The current members of the KCDT Board are local volunteers.

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Debbie Douglas

I have worked at the trust for 3 years now after switching careers from corporate tax. Ever since the kids went to school I enjoyed helping to fundraise for the school and when the community fundraiser role came along I was delighted when I got it.

My role has changed slightly since the beginning and I now help deliver projects as well as continue to try to get funding for various projects. The role is so varied, no two days are the same and I do love it most of the time.

Debbie can be contacted on

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I joined the Trust in January 2018 as the finance officer. Although I had lived in Kirknewton for 8 years at that point I was very much in my own bubble and didn’t know a lot of people. Since being employed by the trust I have met loads of wonderful people and can honestly say that I do enjoy being part of such a great village. My role is predominantly finance but over the years I have found myself getting more involved in delivery projects and helping out in any areas that I can.

Steph can be contacted at

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