Action Kintore prepares for future

Action Kintore, Kintore’s community charity, has unveiled a new look as it starts initial work on a project aimed at bringing the Royal Burgh of Kintore’s iconic 18th century Town House back into community use.

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Action Kintore was established as a charity in 2009 to provide much-needed facilities for the young people in the Kintore area. In 2013 Action Kintore realised its ambition to open The Bothie, an environmentally-friendly, purpose-built community building as a hub for young people.

With the help of volunteers and youth workers, The Bothie provides a safe, fun environment for the young people of the Kintore area. Youth workers organise sessions on specific topics and issues and provide advice and support to help them deal with situations more effectively.

The Bothie events are all free-of-charge and the building and support staff are funded entirely from grants and fundraising. To help raise funds for the initiative, The Bothie is also rented out for events, when it is not being used by the young people.

“Action Kintore is now aiming at a new longer-term project which will hopefully result in the historic Town House coming back into use for the benefit of the local community,” explains Stewart Henderson, Chairman of Action Kintore.

“That means there is now a need for Action Kintore to come to the fore as the umbrella organisation that operates The Bothie and will now also be working on the Town House project.

“Part of that process of raising the profile of Action Kintore is this new identity for the organisation and we are grateful that the design work has been donated at no cost to the charity.”

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