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A vacant lot of waste ground opposite Park Terrace has bloomed into a marine themed garden.
The transformation is all thanks to the hard work of a voluntary team supported by South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT).
SKDT worked with Campbeltown Community Orchard and Garden, Argyll and Bute council adult learning, Kintyre Youth Enquiry Service and Argyll College UHI to design and construct the Gateway to Campbeltown providing visitors and tourists with a delightful first impression.
Zena Coffield of SKDT said: ‘Additional volunteers came from the Third Sector Interface, Addaction, Employability and the Department of Work and Pensions and more recently we have been joined by Campbeltown Grammar Learning Support Team.
‘The project was made possible thanks to funding and support from Stalled Spaces Scotland, Tesco Greenspace, Argyll and Bute council and the Voluntary Action Fund.’
To celebrate the hard work last Wednesday afternoon Tesco donated food and treats for an al fresco picnic
Zena Coffield of South Kintyre Development Trust said: ‘Special mention should go to our suppliers, many of whom donated items or provided special discounted prices.
Particular thanks to the Chandlers, Windfarm, Buildbase, CalMac, Glenbarr Nursery and West Coast Plant Hire, Jamie, AJG Civils; Pavel, Signs of Scotland; and Gordon Bennie, Argyll Signs; Gus McEachran and Glen Scotia Distillery for donating planters, James Herrod and Ivor Watson who gave us those fabulous boats, ACHA for leasing the land to us and Martin Sim for letting use his yard free of charge for their generosity.’
As the garden is a work in progress, SKDT needs more volunteers and groups to get involved to help maintain and developing this and other community projects.
Anyone interested in volunteering with SKDT should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.