Funding To Benefit Ross-shire Young People

The Highland Council’s Youth Development team have received over £11,000 in funding from Youthlink Scotland to deliver some new and exciting projects.

Part of the funding will be used to provide extended opening hours at Dingwall Leisure Centre with an emphasis on providing more activities aimed at young people.

From this weekend, the Centre will be open for an extra hour on Friday night and on a Saturday it will stay open until 9.30pm instead of 4pm.  These extra hours will be open to the general public, however the focus will be on young people accessing these facilities and taking part in a wide range of activities. 

Planned activities include a special “teen hour” in the gym where young people will be trained to use the gym equipment.  There will also be activities available in the games halls and use of the swimming pool. 

To help young people use the facility, some of the funding will be used to set up a special scheme that will enable young people access to free public transport.

Youth Development Officers Fiona Richardson and Lindsay McGarry are very pleased with the development.  Fiona said “We are really pleased that we have received this funding.  It has allowed us to provide new and exciting opportunities for young people in the Dingwall catchment area”. 

31 Oct 2007