Health supremo salutes the town’s play park volunteers
CABINET Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Shona Robison, visited Atlantis leisure centre to meet Lyndsay Elliot, one of the key fundraisers for Oban’s community play park, as well as officials from Argyll and Bute council.
Shona Robison was impressed with the progress made by the fundraisers, noting that the Scottish government Legacy 2014 grant from Sports Scotland had boosted funds by more than £ 85,000.
‘This community effort is on a bigger scale than I’ve seen before,’ she said.
‘It’s very ambitious and clearly it’s going to have a huge impact on the local community, and will be used well. It’s great that the legacy funding has helped towards this, but the real congratulations must go to everyone involved, and the encouraging co- operation between the community fundraising, the council and Atlantis leisure.’
The Oban community play park is scheduled to open in the autumn and will be the culmination of a tremendous effort on the part of the dedicated committee of fundraisers who have worked tirelessly for several years to realise their dream.
WELL PLAYED: From left: Lyndsay Elliot, Shona Robison, councillors Roddy McCuish and Elaine
Robertson, and Alison Mcilroy, technical officer for Argyll and Bute council