Happy birthday, The Bothie

Happy birthday to The Bothie, the youth initiative of Kintore community charity, Action Kintore. The Bothie opened its doors on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Bothie opening

The youth cafe project was driven by Action Kintore, as the first project of the charity to provide facilities for young people in the town. With support of many local organisations including upstream oil and gas company Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd, construction work on the £140,000 project in Allandale Gardens in June 2013.

The Bothie, Kintore
© Paul Douglas

Speaking at the opening Kenny Thomson, then chairman of Action Kintore, said he was delighted to see the project reaching completion:

“This has been a substantial undertaking for Action Kintore, which is composed largely of volunteers from the community who have been dedicated to providing the young people of Kintore with a place where they can meet.

“But, thanks to the support and encouragement of hard-working volunteers, the young people themselves, our local councillors and Aberdeenshire Council, we kept going. As a result it was a very special moment for many people when we declared the Bothie open.”

The Bothie plaque

Since it opened The Bothie has provided a busy programme of events led by The Bothie’s Youth and Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Lewis, ‘Citizen of the Year’ in 2018.

The Bothie’s programme of activities for the young people of Kintore and District is delivered at no cost, thanks to the generosity of organisations, businesses and individuals.

You can support Action Kintore and The Bothie by donating at https://localgiving.org/actionkintorelimited
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