Chairman wants to inspire Inveraray
AN IN ERARAY community group has appointed a teenager to lead the organisation. At a meeting earlier this month, members of the Inspire Inveraray community company voted in 9-year-old Kyle Renton as its new chairperson, taking over from Derrick Anstee who will remain as vice-chairman.
With a keen interest in politics and having lived in Inveraray for most of his life, Kyle feels he is well placed to lead the Inspire Inveraray community company - formerly known as the Inveraray Community Company. He said: ‘Yes I’m 9, and people may think that’s quite young, but I have a great inter- est in local matters and aiding the local community to create development and opportunities to aid the economy and help the local community thrive.’
With a keen interest in politics, having previously worked in the Scottish Parliament and flirted with running for political office in recent years, members felt that Kyle’s experience and ambition made him the top candidate for the role.
Discussing his ambitions for the organisation under his stewardship, Kyle explained: ‘I hope to focus on the main objectives for the time being, for example, the community hall. ‘This means finding more trustees and directors, putting together a business plan and gaining community support. Then in future there are other objectives such as potentially finding a route to purchase or take on the pier which is currently shut off to the public and on the verge of disrepair.’
Kyle Renton wants to see Inveraray thrive.