Tape cut on new meeting place for struggling youngsters

Laurence Findlay, Moray's corporate director of education, cuts the tape on the 'Shed'
Laurence Findlay, Moray’s corporate director of education, cuts the tape on the ‘Shed’

A DISUSED ARMY barracks has been transformed into a new home for one of Scotland’s leading children’s charities.

The Aberlour Group has formally moved in to a new facility at the Pinefield Estate in Elgin that will be used as a meeting place for struggling youngsters.

Young people referred to Aberlour by social workers will now be able to take part in workshops at the new centre – which the charity has christened as “The Shed”.

Aberlour spokesman George Flett said: “Although it was originally part of an Army barracks, the Shed has had many guises over the years.

“For five years we have been using it for storage – but we are delighted to have been able to transform it into a functional space where young people can come and be involved with providing ideas for its use.

“They have a blank canvas – it would be used as a chill-out zone and a space for arts and learning skills, but most importantly it provides a safe place for the youngsters to socialise.”

Contact details for the Shed on 7 Parade Point South is 01343 546214 or by email to youthpoint.moray@aberlour.org – further details can be obtained from their website.