New Scout hall gets green light

HILLSIDE Scouts are to have a new Scout Hall, on the site of the present one, which is in a parlous state.

This marvellous news was made public at Wednesday’s meeting of Hillside, Dun and Logie Pert Community Council by Joy Turriff.

All the finance is in place, and a start to the new building is expected next year.

The sticking point had been that although grant funding had been available, there was a stipulation that the Scouts should have a 25-year lease on the land the new hall was built on.

The owners of the land had been reluctant to allow this, but after lengthy negotiations they had agreed, and the deal has been signed and sealed.

Community councillor Edward Russell said that he was aware of a further potential source of funding, should it be required.