Local Business Seeks Crowdfunding Support

Exciting plans have been revealed for the development of an indoor entertainment and leisure facility in the centre of Dumfries. The proposed development on Irish Street features the first indoor laser tag facility in the region along with a games arcade and sensory play room.

A Crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise the final amount required to open the tactical laser tag centre in the old Thistle Galleries on Irish Street. Nina Parkin, the driving force behind the development said, “There is often talk of new developments that never come to fruition, by crowdfunding we are giving the people and businesses of Dumfries & Galloway the power to make it become a reality.”

The plan will see the 5,000sqft building transformed into a state-of-the-art laser tag centre, creating around 5 new jobs. The centre will also include a specially designed sensory play room and other indoor entertainment facilities. If the Crowdfunding target is reached work on the centre could start as early as September and would see the grand opening in winter 2017.

“Our vision is to create a much needed entertainment centre in the region, a facility everyone can enjoy regardless of age or the weather. The centre will also be available to book exclusively for parties and team building events.

We want to do something positive for the town; there isn’t a lot in the area for children and young people, which leads to them traveling to Carlisle or Glasgow at time and expense. We hope the local community will show their support and help reach the crowdfunding amount required to enable us to open the centre” Said Nina Parkin.