Entries by Stuart Mitchell

Creating a Tiny Revolution in Auchinleck

Garden Protectors Activity Packs Our work to encourage creativity in the community began over Summer 2020 with our Garden Protectors Activity Packs. The project saw over 700 Garden Protectors Activity Packs being distributed to local children. The packs contained that materials to create a fairy house, a bird feeder and a cress head, a demonstrated […]

Lending a hand to people in need

Despite having to postpone a lot of our Spring/Summer activities and fun events in order to support our most vulnerable residents, our team are still working hard on behalf of our community. We are one of several organisations who have mobilised to provide support to the local community as part of the Covid-19 resilience response […]

Give your favourite walk a shout-out online!

‘My Wonderful Walk’ is a project for local young people aged 7-25 funded by the Growing Community-based Youth Work’ programme. At our recent Creative Community Asset Mapping activity, young people told us they value having access to the greenspace around Auchinleck to go for a walk. Walking is a good way to get your daily […]

Thank-you team!

A message of gratitude from our Senior Engagement Worker: I would like to thank my team at ACDI for really stepping up for their community… In the first 2 weeks of the lockdown they have engaged with 130 vulnerable people, totalling 300 phone calls to elderly residents 7 days a week offering a friendly voice […]

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 […]