HELP boss praises Bute’s community spirit

A revamped garden space in Rothesay, given a new lease of life as part of an initiative led by the HELP Project, was officially opened on Saturday, June 6, 2015 - in decidedly un-June-like weather!
A revamped garden space in Rothesay, given a new lease of life as part of an initiative led by the HELP Project, was officially opened on Saturday, June 6, 2015 - in decidedly un-June-like weather!

The head of a project set up to help vulnerable young people in Bute and Cowal has praised the community’s contribution to the rebirth of a Rothesay garden space.

Janet MacKellar is the manager of the HELP Project, which has led the regeneration of a site opposite the town’s library over the last few months.

Speaking at the official opening of the space on Saturday, Mrs MacKellar said: “HELP, a local support service, who have been providing services on the island for nearly 15 years, gained funding from The Big Lottery last year for a three year project that enables them to provide health and wellbeing and employment activities for our young people.

“It has been a wonderful experience for the young people involved. It is clear that a community spirit is certainly alive and well on the island of Bute.”

* Read more from our coverage of Saturday’s opening ceremony in the June 12 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.