LOCHWINNOCH Primary School’s Parent Council has been awarded more than £4,000 to tackle climate change through a community growing hub.

The cash from the Scottish Government’s Community Climate Asset Fund (CCAF) will be used to help residents reduce carbon emissions by growing fruit and vegetables in the village.

The Parent Council has formed a partnership with Lochwinnoch Community Garden and, outwith school hours, part of the site will be open for the wider community to use.

Alison Ramsey, vice-chair of the Parent Council, said: “We plan to use the money to buy raised beds, tools, a shed, seeds and plants.

“This will transform the garden space and help to educate all children in the school in food growing.

“We are also looking forward to opening up the space to the wider community and forming strong links with Lochwinnoch Community Garden for the benefit of everyone in the village.”

Anne Menzies, principal teacher at Lochwinnoch Primary, added: “We are delighted to be able to expand our school garden and are looking forward to learning more about how to grow our own fruit and vegetables.

“We would like to say a big thank-you to the Parent Council for sourcing the funding.”

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