Big Borrowfield cash boost

Staff of the Scotmid Store in Borrowfield presented a cheque for �500 to the Borrowfield Community Group.''Pictured (L-R) are Jenny Collier, Maisy Munro, Fiona Harris (Chairperson), Steven Blacklaws, Heather Munro, Alan MacLeish (Store Manager), and Kay Piekarski (Treasurer)

Staff of the Scotmid Store in Borrowfield presented a cheque for �500 to the Borrowfield Community Group.''Pictured (L-R) are Jenny Collier, Maisy Munro, Fiona Harris (Chairperson), Steven Blacklaws, Heather Munro, Alan MacLeish (Store Manager), and Kay Piekarski (Treasurer)

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Borrowfield Community Group has become the lucky recipient of a £500 community grant from Scotmid Co-operative.

The Group will use the grant towards the refurbishment of Borrowfield Community Hall, particularly a replacement floor, to attract a variety of new users.

The hall is used currently by several groups including the popular Friday Night Project for youngsters but outdated, carpeted flooring means that usage is limited and many groups have declined the use of the hall as being unsuitable for their activities.

The Group hope that not only will a refurbished hall attract new users, but it will also allow for easier maintenance and upkeep.

Collecting the grant on behalf of Borrowfield Community Group, Chairperson Fiona Harris said, “This grant will go a long way in the Borrowfield community by allowing a number of local groups and organisations to make better use of the community hall facility.

“On behalf of the managing committee, I’d like to say a big thank you to Scotmid for supporting our cause.”

Representing Scotmid’s North Regional Committee, the member group who allocated the grant, Chairman John Anderson from Montrose commented, “It is always a pleasure to be able to help local organisations through our Community Grant Fund where we can.

“Encouraging comm-unities to take part in new activities and interests is increasingly important and something that Scotmid is delighted to support.”

Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Grant Fund is allocated by the Society’s Regional Committees.

In the picture at the presentation last Thursday are, from left - Jenny Collier, Maisy Munro, Fiona Harris, chairperson community group; Steven Blacklaws, Heather Munro, Alan MacLeish, Montrose Scotmid store manager; and Kay Piekarski, treasurer, community group.