Dumfries and Galloway MP Richard Arkless has today tabled an Early Day Motion in Westminster calling on the UK Government to recognise the important work of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust in Dumfries.
The Early Day Motion reads:
“That this house celebrates the cultural contribution of J. M. Barrie to Scottish literature and history; welcomes with great excitement the work of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust – created with the vision to open a Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling and a Neverland Discovery Garden – in the place where J. M. Barrie was schooled and drew inspiration for Peter Pan, Moat Brae in Dumfries; urges the continued campaign to inspire children to write, read, learn and imagine; supports the work of the Trust and its determination to aid the regeneration of the local economy and prospects for tourism in the south west of Scotland.”
The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust is a registered charity that is committed to fully restoring Moat Brae House and transforming it into a National Centre for Children’s Literature. Following a recent visit to Moat Brae House, Mr Arkless commented:
“I am hugely impressed by the vision which is being realised through bringing Moat Brae House back to life as a Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling”.
Mr Arkless added:
“I fully support the work of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust and think they have done a fantastic job in transforming a derelict building into a place of learning, inspiration and imagination.
“Although there is still work to do, the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust have saved this wonderful house for the local community. The completed development will provide employment for local people and act as a catalyst for the regeneration of this entire area of Dumfries.”