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Marking 70 Years of Carronvale

Monday 26th June 2017

The Boys’ Brigade Scottish headquarters has received a visit from its local MSP to celebrate its 70th year as a BB national centre.

Michael Matheson, MSP for Falkirk West, visited Carronvale House in Larbert, the national training and recreation centre for The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland.

Michael met with staff at the house who help ensure the facility can be used by BB young people, adult volunteers and the local community including Ladeside Primary School and Stenhousemuir FC’s community teams.

Carronvale House is the venue for several BB training courses, including the KGVI Youth Leadership course for 17-21 year old young volunteers.

Michael, who is also the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, said:

"My visit to The Boys’ Brigade’s national centre at Carronvale House was both enjoyable and informative. It gave me a renewed appreciation for the work our uniformed youth organisations do to provide opportunities for young people and to invest in volunteers.

“This year is the 70th anniversary of Carronvale House being in the hands of the BB and I have no doubt that they will continue to maintain strong links with the local community and that this excellent facility will continue to serve them well for many years to come."

John Sharp, Director of The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland, said:

“Thank you to Michael Matheson MSP for his visit to Carronvale House.  Whilst this wasn’t his first visit to House, we used this occasion to showcase the various facilities it has to offer and the extent to which the centre serves the local community. The visit also gave us a chance to chat with Michael about some of the fantastic BB activity that is happening around the country.

“Over the last seventy years, Carronvale House has been a focal point for many generations of BB young people and leaders.  Thanks to ongoing fundraising efforts, we are reinvesting into the house to ensure that it’s remains a high-quality facility for both The Boys’ Brigade and the wider community.”

For further information about the facilities on offer at Carronvale House, please visit: http://www.carronvalehouse.co.uk/

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