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Forgan has been serving the community since the 1860's.

The Forgan School was built in the late 1860's by the local gentry for the children of the various estate employees, with the ground having been donated by St Fort as long as the building remained as a place of education. After the 1870 Education Act the building was taken over by the council as there was another school in Newport for the town children.

 

Forgan School closed in 1974 and the building was offered by East Fife Council as an Art Centre to be run by a volunteer committee.  Monies became available after the sale of the Forgan Hall in 1978, this hall had be built by the local workers some time before and had been used as a meeting place for entertainment but had become unusable.

 

The understanding was that the Council would lease the building and keep it wind and water tight and the committee would maintain the inside of the building using the money from the hall sale and other fund raising which they have continued to do ever since. The centre became a Registered Charity.

 

There has been a variety of classes for children and adults offered over the years and the centre was very busy, with class fees going to the council who in turn employed and paid the tutors and caretaker. The committee was responsible for all other aspects of maintaining and running the centre.

 

Since 2014 Fife Council longer supporting Non Vocational Adult Centres and the Forgan Arts Centre decided to appoint a coordinator, as it was felt the day to day running was a big commitment for volunteers. Fife council have remain supportive with Grants.

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