Friday, 7 October 2011
PUBLIC HALL AND SHOP TO BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY LOCAL MP
Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford will carry out engagements in Banff and Macduff on Saturday 8 October.
At 2.00pm, Eilidh will officially re-open the refurbished Macduff Old Folk’s Association Community Hall in Buchan Street, Macduff. The Buchan Street hall was one of the contenders on ITV’s ‘People’s Millions’ and won a popular vote to secure lottery funding to upgrade the facility.
Commenting ahead of the opening, Eilidh said:
“The Buchan Street Hall is a great community facility which I know is well-regarded locally by the various hall user groups.
“I’m looking forward to hearing from the committee members on Saturday about the upgrade and their future plans for the hall.”
At 4.00pm, Eilidh will perform the official opening of the The New Arc shop at 21 Low Street, Banff.
The New Arc is one of Scotland’s largest independent animal rescue centres based just outside Ellon and is currently home to over 400 animals and birds both domestic and wild. The centre is run entirely by volunteers. The charity pays no rent, no expenses, no utilities, fuel, travel or phone costs ensuring that all proceeds raised are spent 100% on the animals in their care.