Church may grab Auchinlee proceeds

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Monies from the potential sale of a Campbeltown care home could fill Church of Scotland coffers.

Earlier this year, after a sustained campaign and petition, CrossReach, the church’s charitable business, which runs Auchinlee dementia care home agreed to continue operations for another year.

Following thast decision Councillor Donald Kelly asked the church about the legal position regarding a possible disposal of Auchinlee and its grounds.

A CrossReach spokesperson said: ‘The law department of the Church of Scotland has confirmed that Auchinlee was gifted to the church with the provision that in certain circumstances the building could be sold and the proceeds used for CrossReach’s work.

‘I am advised that the circumstances in which we currently find ourselves in Auchinlee is one in which the proceeds would be used for CrossReach’s work.’

Councillor Kelly said: ‘This money should in my opinion be used to meet the support needs of people requiring care in Kintyre in the future.’