Facilities upgrade – Update

Following the granting of Planning Permission for our proposed facilities upgrade, we have been hard at work with Engineers and Architects to put the finer details of the works together. A Building Warrant application is close to ready and is expected to be submitted imminently. Papers are being prepared to invite potential contractors to prepare bids for the work needed.

So, our hopes and expectations are that the works will be able to commence immediately into 2021, with a completion date of early Spring so we will be able to re-open after COVID with a significantly improved and modernised toilets, showers and changing. We’ll keep you updated over the winter months as things continue to progress. 

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We’re delighted to advise that Brian Wilson, Longcraig’s previous RYA Principal, has been appointed as chair of the RYA Scotland board.

Brian has had extensive voluntary experience with the Scout Association, initially at 1st West Lothian Sea Scouts in Linlithgow, then delivering training at Lochgoilhead, as well as becoming the RYA Principal for Longcraig before joining the RYA volunteer structure in 2008.

Brian comments, “I am, pleased, apprehensive but mostly excited. Pleased in that I am getting the opportunity to lead such a great organisation of which I have been a part of for over 10 years. To work with all our volunteers and staff to continue our great work.”

“Apprehensive in that we are operating in some of the most challenging times we have seen in our 20-year history, lots of unknowns that will need to be dealt with, but I am consoled in the knowledge that we are not alone, and we have a top team.”

“But probably more than anything, excited, in the knowledge of what I believe we can achieve as an organisation, yes, there are challenges, but there are also opportunities we can take.”

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We offer Brian our best wishes as he embarks on this challenging role for the National Organisation in Scotland.

Looking for programme ideas over the winter?

Whilst we are unable to offer any activities during the winter months, we can off to help support your programmes at your meeting places once it is possible to get started with face to face Scouting again. Or we could offer the same sup0port through digital means such as Zoom or Teams, whichever you utilise for your own digital meetings.

If you are interested in exploring this option, please do get in touch as you start to plan your own programmes so we can discuss and review what you would like to cover and what we can offer to share our experience with your Young People.

Longcraig Active Support Unit