Minister visits town project
MARCO Biagi MSP, minister for community empowerment, recently visited the Rockfield Centre in Oban.
The minister was given a tour of the building by members of Oban Communities Trust (OCT), which is driving the Rockfield Centre forward. Mr Biagi said he was impressed by the scale of the project and asked members of OCT what he could take from this example to shape policy and legislation to similarly empower other communities.
Gordon McNab, OCT chairman, said: ‘ We have had the support of the community from day one. This, plus support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, gave the OCT board confidence to push ahead.
‘The purpose of this project is to see beyond the repair of the building to provide a focus for arts, culture, heritage and creativity in the centre of Oban.’