October 2018 saw the official opening of ‘Sanctuary’ at Boghall Parish Church. We were keen that the opening would be an opportunity for everyone who participated to bring along friends and family and use the the event to showcase all of our hard work. Many groups that had been involved throughout the project such as Boghall Primary 7’s, Broxburn Woodcraft Group, Newlands Junior and Senior Brass Band, The Orchard Project at Kirkton Park and of course the Boghall community came together and launched what was again a fantastic testament to our hard work.

In 2019 we hope to take ‘Sanctuary’ to the next stage by running workshops in outdoor woodturning with Broxburn Woodcraft Group; cooking, recipe and herbal workshops with local culinary experts; gardening and planting workshops with The Brock Garden Centre; outdoor learning events with Boghall Primary and garden performances by Menzies Choir and Newlands Brass Band. We are already running regular exercise and Tai Chi workshops at ‘Sanctuary’.

The next year will give us an opportunity to bring ‘Sanctuary’ to a new audience, build on our skills and knowledge and make it a welcoming space for all members of the local community.