Inclusive playpark one step closer

Campbeltown mum Iona MacLean and Councillor Donald Kelly have been campaigning to make Jock's Adventure Playground more inclusive.
Campbeltown mum Iona MacLean and Councillor Donald Kelly have been campaigning to make Jock's Adventure Playground more inclusive.

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A campaign to make a Campbeltown playpark more inclusive is one step closer to achieving its goal thanks to the generosity of a local company.

McFadyens Contractors has removed and realigned fencing at Jock’s Adventure Playground in preparation for a new adapted swing-set to be installed.

This work was carried out free of charge as a goodwill gesture to the community.

After a £25,000 fundraising campaign led by Campbeltown mum Iona MacLean, supported by Councillor Donald Kelly and Campbeltown Community Council, the play equipment was ordered from Welsh-based GL Jones Playgrounds and is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.

‘Over the years, McFadyens Contractors has continually supported our local community and carried out numerous tasks free of charge,’ said Councillor Kelly. ‘Yet again, I would like to take this opportunity to thank McFadyens for their help and assistance with this project.’

The fundraisers were also delighted to receive a cheque for £1,500 towards the cost of the equipment from Argyll and Bute Trust and thanked local trustee, Walter Bell, for the support.