Wooden bike rack just the job

The Oban Times - - Community News -

AN IS­LAND shop has a new bike rack thanks to some handy lo­cal lads who took the time to col­lect and cut down ma­te­ri­als from a for­est.

As part of a com­mu­nity vow to re-use leftover wood from the for­est and put it to good use through­out Raasay, the shop has in­stalled a new bike rack.

David Carslaw, man­ager of Raasay com­mu­nity stores, said: ‘It is some­thing that as a com­mu­nity we are try­ing to do; re-use the wood rather than let it go to rot.

‘It also fits in with the lo­ca­tion of our vil­lage and theme.

‘This was just one of the ideas for projects that we have had. As a com­mu­nity we are hop­ing to cre­ate rest­ing places through­out the vil­lage, par­tic­u­larly with mem­bers of the older gen­er­a­tion in mind.

‘It means they can walk know­ing there are plenty of seat­ing ar­eas where they can take a break. It will also pre­vent us or the coun­cil from hav­ing to buy in benches or seat­ing ar­eas.’

Peo­ple who can col­lect large pieces of wood or can saw and re-style wood are welcome to get in­volved.

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