Supporting the Scouts
Tarmac recently donated ten tonnes of aggregates to help repair the grounds of a Scout Hall run by the 20th Ayrshire (Stewarton) Scout Group, based in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Deep potholes had emerged in the grounds surrounding the hall, which is also used by various community groups such as a highland dance class and drama club.
Group Scout leader, Gerard McGeever, explained why the Scouts had to fill in the potholes themselves: “We lease the premises from East Ayrshire Council, and under the terms of the lease we are responsible for the upkeep of the grounds and building. It was important we made the area safe.”
When the materials arrived, supplied by Cairneyhill quarry in Airdrie, an enthusiastic group of Scouts and volunteers set themselves the challenge of repairing all the potholes on the same day. And they achieved their target successfully, using around eight tonnes of aggregates.
Gerard summed up what the gift meant to the Scouts and other community members: “The Scouts and the hall’s other users are very grateful for the donation. We now also have two tonnes of spare material that we can use to make ongoing repairs – so it’s a big thank you to Tarmac!”