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.