About us

The Heart of Duns logo smallA Heart for Duns is a community group of volunteers which was formed to maintain and develop the vibrancy that exists in our town. As a key part of our work we now own and manage the Volunteer Hall, and we are reshaping the facilities that it offers to best serve the needs and wishes of our community. We aim to ensure that the hall is used regularly, so generating enough income to secure its future.

A Heart for Duns became a development trust in May 2017 and is a full member of the Development Trusts Association Scotland, the community-led regeneration network.

You can find out more in our Annual Report 2020 and  Annual Accounts 2020.

For further background you can also see our Annual Report 2019, Annual Report 2018, Annual Report 2017 and Annual Report 2016, our Constitution and Origin and ownership of the Hall.

There’s also a YouTube video which pays tribute to some of the volunteers who are contributing to the success of A Heart for Duns.

We hope that you will support our efforts and join us at some of the events held at the Volunteer Hall. If you would like to run a regular event there, such as a film society, quiz club or exercise class, please contact us with your ideas. Our Development Manager is Lindsay Wood: manager@aheartforduns.org

A Heart for Duns Trustees
Derek Janes (Convenor)
Andrew Lester (Chair)
Anne McNeill (Vice Chair)
Genny Dixon (Treasurer)
Margaret Cameron
Eloner Crawford
Sandy Donaldson
Jim McDevitt
David Prag
Alexandra Wood


Business & Finance
Genny Dixon, Derek Janes, Jim McDevitt, Ronnie Nicol, Liz Brown, Lindsay Wood

Margaret Cameron, Liz Brown, Emma McDevitt, Lindsay Wood

Andrew Lester, Stuart Renton, Liz Brown, Lindsay Wood

Marketing & Communications
Sandy Donaldson, Billie Dishington, Linda Gray, Carolyn Poulter, Edyta Kania, Lindsay Wood

Strategy & Development
Anne McNeill, Derek Janes, Andrew Lester, Lindsay Wood

A Heart for Duns is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC045056