PROVOST Iain Clarkson officially opened the Ayrshire Community Trust’s new centre in Saltcoats.

The organisation recently moved to Vernon Street from Ardrossan. Guests at the opening were introduced to the numerous projects offered by the trust.

Cheryl Newall, employability team leader, said: “It was very well attended, quite a crowd came along. “We had staff in the back rooms at tables talking of our projects. It was great for networking, meeting new folk and making contacts. Over all, it was a really good day.

“We hope that in Saltcoats people will just pop in and have a chat about what we do.

“We want to say a thank you to Ian Clarkson for coming in. He said some nice words about the organisation. He didn’t just cut the ribbon and leave, he spent a lot of time in her, talking to people and to members of staff.

“Also, thanks to everyone who came along and supported us.”

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