Kirkmichael Session House & Open Learning Centre
Kirkmichael Session House is on the main street in Kirkmichael, opposite the Kirkmichael Hotel. A management committee operates the facilities with representatives from the local church, user groups, and ‘Friends of the Session House’ who support the facility through membership fees and in voluntary work.
Upstairs, we have four computers linked with Perth College where we offer a range of basic computing courses with a flexible choice of session times throughout the week, small office area, toilet and kitchen. The downstairs room is ideally suited for activities such as craft sessions, larger meetings, parties etc. with a disabled toilet adjacent. Also downstairs we have the Bookswap situated in the entrance hall, which is open whenever the Session House is in use.
We operate as a satellite Open Learning facility in collaboration with Perth College, with students following a variety of computer training courses. Courses available include a flexible taster course followed by different students through the year, five-week beginners’ courses, and more intensive courses such as a 40-hour introductory course and the European Computer Driving Licence. The centre offers the possibility of following courses at the student’s own pace, with support available both from volunteers and staff at the Session House and tutors at Perth College.
Funding received from Direct Grants in summer 2004 and from Leader+ in 2005 has allowed us to carry out a survey and employ a part-time development worker to extend and support the use of the facilities. The management committee should like to express our thanks to the ‘Friends of the Session House’ for their support. We hope that as the Session House becomes more widely used by members of the community, that the circle of Friends will become larger, helping to build on the community spirit that is so strong in Strathardle and the Glens. We look forward to the further development of the facilities of the Session House and to expanding on the community involvement.
Monday 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9.30am - 12 noon
Telephone: 01250 881770
Address: Kirkmichael Session House, Main Street, Kirkmichael, Perthshire PH10 7NT.
Kirkmichael, Straloch and Glenshee Church of Scotland, Charity No: SC008021