End of having to dodge rain for a school dinner
On yer bike
Troon Primary’s new £ 2million gym and dining hall was officially opened on Wednesday.
Now kids can eat their meals without getting wet as they previously had to go outside to the decrepit old hall.
It is also much larger than the traditional gym within the main school.
A new kitchen, changing room and lift has also been installed and the infant loos expanded.
The project was delivered by Prestwick- based, Ashleigh Building ( Scotland) on behalf of South Ayrshire Council.
Councillor William Grant said: “The flexible new extension allows the school to dramatically improve the quality of the sports and physical activity and provides a central meeting point.”
Head Catherine Hornby, pictured top left, added: “As a school we can now all come together for assemblies to share our learning and celebrate success, with room to spare. The space also serves as our dining hall; a vibrant, social place where children can eat, meet and relax in bright, spacious surroundings.
“At the close of the school day, our facilities continue to be enjoyed by children attending after- school activities and with public use in the evening, allowing the school to be enjoyed by the whole community.” A group called Troon the Cycle Friendly Toon is staging a public meeting for ideas to improve tracks.
It will be held at 11am on Saturday November 18 in the Cabin next to the library.
Colin Clark said: “We are looking for ideas to improve the walking/ pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in Troon, Muirhead, Loans & Barassie. It could include safer routes to the schools.”
Troon Welbeck The seniors sponsored Guide Dog Trophy is presented by former club member David Shaw ( left) to Allan Hume. Pictured, centre, is Aileen Kerr ( Volunteer with Guide Dogs For The Blind) with retired guide dog Daisy, age seven