Scotland’s education minister has praised the “staggeringly good” work being carried out by a Bute children and families charity.
Michael Russell was speaking at the start of a day-long conference organised by Rothesay-based Achievement Bute under the heading ‘A Conversation about Aperger’s and Autism’.
“I’ve been working with Achievement Bute for a couple of years now,” he said, “and it’s a tremendously important organisation for the island and the people it serves.
“The work you do is staggeringly good and is recognised both locally and nationally.”
The event, which was hosted by Mount Stuart and attracted delegates from all over Scotland, was held to share the experience gained in Achievement Bute’s Autism Mentoring Project, funded by the Scottish Government’s autism developmet fund as part of the Scottish Strategy for Autism.
Last month Achievement Bute received ‘excellent’ gradings from the Care Inspectorate for the quality of its leadership, staffing and care and support.