Rock­field cen­tre sit­ting pretty as land­scap­ing pro­ject takes shape

The Oban Times - - News - LOUISE GLEN lglen@oban­

THE ROCK­FIELD Cen­tre in Oban is now sit­ting pretty af­ter re­ceiv­ing benches and ta­bles for a pic­nic area.

Fu­sion Marine, based at Bar­cal­dine, supplied the gar­den fur­ni­ture and gen­er­ously do­nated one of the benches to Oban Com­mu­ni­ties Trust, the or­gan­i­sa­tion that owns the for­mer pri­mary school build­ing.

Caro­line Boswell, who is lead­ing the grounds group for the cen­tre, said: ‘ We are very grate­ful to Fu­sion Marine for this do­na­tion and al­ready the benches and ta­bles are en­joy­ing good use, when the weather is cle­ment.

‘Be­ing made of re­cy­cled plas­tic, they will not be as af­fected by the weather and we hope they will be in use for many years by both visi­tors and the lo­cal com­mu­nity.’

Fund­ing for the benches was part of the grant award from the Holy­rood-spon­sored pro­ject, Stalled Spa­ces, and Ar­gyll and Bute Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship’s Health and Well­be­ing Fund.

Fu­sion Marine is one of lead­ing sup­pli­ers of fish farm­ing equip­ment and, in re­cent years, has diver­si­fied its range of oper­a­tions which in­clude be­spoke out­door so­lu­tions for the leisure in­dus­try in­clud­ing gar­den fur­ni­ture.

Alan Forsyth of Fu­sion Marine said: ‘ We are de­lighted to be able to help Oban Com­mu­ni­ties Trust and The Rock­field Cen­tre and hope the pic­nic bench will be well used by ev­ery­one.’

Mean­while, good progress is be­ing made clear­ing the grounds at the cen­tre, with a work party hard at it ev­ery Thurs­day evening at 6pm. Vol­un­teers are al­ways welcome.

Any­one wish­ing to be in­volved in the grounds and gar­den pro­ject, ei­ther at the ideas or de­vel­op­ment stage, should email mem­ber­ship@oban­com­mu­ni­

Sean Gor­don and Michael Cameron of Fu­sion Marine de­liver the pic­nic ta­bles and benches as Caro­line Boswell looks on

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