It took a while, but now we have our lease all sorted and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make the hut shipshape for Comrie Workspace.
The exterior needs a bit of sprucing up, but that’s largely a cosmetic thing that we’ll fixwith a bit of elbow grease and a lick of paint. We also have some smart new signage on order. The hut faces onto the Cultybraggan allotments and the orchard behind them, where the good people of Comrie cultivate all kinds of flowers and produce. Behind that are the gorgeous hills of the Aberuchill estate. Therefore, we reckon the somewhat overgrown space out front should be transformed into an outdoor seating area. I don’t think we’ll actually put a desk there though …
The interior is actually already well finished. We need to fit a few more radiators if we’re to benefit from the camp’s eco-friendly district heating service once the chilly temperatures of a Scottish winter set in … no wait … we’ll probably need it to cope with the chilly temperatures of a Scottish summer, too.
New double-glazed windows are on order to replace the existing single-glazed units – keeping the appearance in line with the existing units, of course, to fit in with the rest of the camp. The west-facing windows are currently covered over by the interior cladding, but I think we’ll open one of them up again to take advantage of the view to the front of the hut.
You’ll be glad to know that, as well as a fully functioning heating system, we’ll also have running water! Oh yes, we know how to treat our clients 😉 A supply of good-old H2O will allow us to press ahead and install a kitchenette and a WC – which is where the most work is needed.
This rather shabby little annexe currently has a leaky roof and is of dubious structural integrity. But worry not, we have the right team for the job on hand to deal with that, so there WILL be comfort facilities.
While that’s going on, we’ll organise the furnishings. We already have quite a few bits and pieces squirreled away. The plan is not to create a sterile office environment, but more of a home-office-away-from-home feel. In the interests of an eco-conscious approach and to keep costs down, we’ll be rummaging around on Gumtree and the like to find a suitable assortment of desks and other accoutrements. If you know of any items available in the general environs of Perthshire/Central Scotland, do let us know via the Contact Us page.
In the meantime, we have lots to be getting on with. Do follow us if you would like to be kept up-to-date with developments.