In 2003, the Cruck Cottage Heritage Association was formed by a group of local residents. The aim of the Association, with the co-operation of Solway Heritage, is to maintain the cottage in its present condition, raise the necessary funds, and promote and encourage access by both the local, and wider, community.
The Association hopes to arrange regular open days, craft demonstrations, school visits, musical and story telling evenings and the like. Eventually it is hoped to develop the cottage as a local heritage centre, with displays of relevant artefacts, documents and pictures.
A lot of research into the history of the village and its residents is being carried out by one of the Association’s members, Willie Clow. If you have any information about any of your ancestors who lived in Torthorwald area, or you would like to find out more about them, please let us know, and Willie will be only too pleased to help.
The Association is always ready to welcome new members. If you have a genuine interest in the Cruck Cottage in particular, or the Torthorwald area in general, and would like to become involved, please get in touch.
The Association relies heavily on donations from visitors and friends to maintain the cottage and cover other major expenses, such as insurance, and any contribution you may care to make will be gratefully received and faithfully applied.
In February, 2022, for administration reasons, we were obliged to change our name to ‘Cruck Cottage Heritage’. However, apart from that, all of the above still applies.
Download or have a look at the Cruck Cottage leaflet.
You can also access a copy of the Association’s Constitution.
Local Family History
If you would like to find out about any family links in the Torthorwald area, please feel free to contact us. One of our members, Willie Clow, would be pleased to do some research for you, in return for a modest donation to cottage funds.
There is a large selection of photos from various Cruck Cottage events on our Flickr pages.
You can contact us either by email at:
or by Telephone: +00 44 (0)1387 750202
Mobile: 07790 158181