The All Roads Lead to Whithorn charity was born out of a filmed community consultation conducted in 2013, which looked at the past, present and future of Whithorn and the aspirations of its people for their town. The findings were that while there was much local pride in Whithorn’s outstanding heritage, there was a wish to see it deployed to provide opportunity, both for employment and for social interaction. One key aspiration was for a venue which would accommodate the championship-winning boxing club, but with state of the art facilities for community events. Another was to retain more young people in the town and improve their life-chances. And so, the All Roads Lead to Whithorn charity was born, taking on two major heritage buildings to provide exciting community spaces, opportunities to live and to learn, and to promote sustainable tourism to the town and area.