Entries by Stuart Mitchell

The Knowe Garden beat vandals and wins an Award

After arriving to a devastating scene on Wednesday the team were elated to win Best Community Garden or Green Space on Friday evening. Staff at The Knowe Community Garden Centre were devastated when they arrived at work on the morning of Wednesday 20th November 2019. A group of vandals had rolled a large wire cable […]

The Knowe Garden Centre in line for an award

We’re delighted to announce that our project The Knowe Garden Centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious award from Groundwork Community Awards which is sponsored by a number of well-known businesses including Tesco. The charity works together to transform lives in disadvantaged communities across the UK and ‘The Knowe’ is one of only 3 finalists […]

ACDI make £500 donation to Islay Dog Rescue

We are delighted to announce that we have donated £500 to Islay Dog Rescue, a charity based just outside Cumnock, dedicated to helping dogs who have found themselves in dog pounds, specifically those who are on ‘death row’. Our team of volunteers raised the money by holding raffles at various community events throughout the past […]

Auchinleck Community Action Plan Launched

On Friday 31st May, Auchinleck Community Action Plan was formally launched at an event in The Boswell Centre. If you are interested in reading more about the Commuunity Action Plan, please feel free to download it from the link below. The Action Plan identified 5 themes: Community Facilities, Activities and Events Roads and Traffic Local […]

Guide Dogs ‘cheque out’ our Fundraisers

We had great fun raising money by holding raffles at various community events throughout the past year. We chose to donate the £500 we raised to Guide Dogs, helping them make a difference to the lives of people in the UK living with sight loss. We were delighted to have Robert Blackwood, a local guide dog owner, visit us […]

Reflecting on Fun & Memories Hub

With our Fun and Memories Hub project ending in December 2018, I wanted to reflect on what we’ve achieved during the 9 months the project ran. Activities at The Boswell Centre Over the Summer Holidays, we held Auchinleck Summer Playscheme at The Boswell Centre. Weekly themed activities for children covered a diverse range of topics […]

Volunteering Lights Up My Life: Winter 2018

Volunteers from ACDI got together on Thursday 29th November 2018 to work on a project which would add some light to the darkness – both literally and metaphorically! Working in pairs, there was uncertainty about how the lanterns would turn out. Soon, however, from a pile of willow, structures for the lanterns emerged thanks to their handiwork. […]