A £10,000 refurbishment of Auchenblae Village Hall has been completed after the Pre-school group received a lottery grant.
The National Lottery awarded the group - who use the building - a sum to be spent on fittings, toys and educational resources, storage and a brand new kitchen which will benfit the children who attend the group, but also the wider village community who make use of the hall.
Treasurer of the Auchenblae Pre-school group, Kate Matthews, said: “It has taken over 12 months since inception to completion and represents a fantastic improvement in facilities and resources for both playgroup and indeed all village hall users.
“The National Lottery awarded us £10,000 which was ringfenced for the refurbishment project.
‘‘The refurbishment was for the benefit of the children attending our group now and for future generations and is also of benefit to all users of Auchenblae Village Hall.
‘‘The improved storage for playgroup ‘stuff’ means the mutual hall can be more easily leased to other users outside pre-school hours. The brand new fitted kitchen with fitted fridge, cooker and dishwasher represents a significant investment in Auchenblae Village Hall and the current committee are rightly proud of this achievement.
“Huge thanks to Rachel MacLean who has been the architect of this grand plan as well as to all the volunteers who have helped with the project in numerous ways – I know there are lots of people who never want to see flat pack furniture again!”