The project construction provided volunteering opportunity for about 15 learning woodworking skills under supervision of an Architect and Historic Scotland. The completed linking boardwalk will provide an access path which can be used by walkers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the castle grounds and the community woodland in a circular route.
We set out to provide a healthy breakfast for learners using the workshop Café , an employability café for people claiming benefits and folk looking for work.
On average the Workshop Café sees 20+ people a week on a Thursday morning in Lochgilphead Community centre.
26 people on the first trip to Lomond Shores and 30 on the second to Stirling.
We aimed to provide an opportunity to bring people together outside of their normal setting, to meet new people and form new friendships.The majority were over 65 and some volunteers were from a local mental health group.