Boyz 2 Men big day out in Whithorn

Steven Cronnie and staff show off their goodies
Steven Cronnie and staff show off their goodies

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council organised a taster day at Whithorn Community Centre last Sunday to promote opportunities available specifically for boys and men in the local community.

The project was supported by local community groups volunteers, and a wide range of partners including NHS, LGBT Youth Scotland, DG Police, DG Fire and Rescue and our Council’s Ranger Service.

Boys, dads, uncles, grandpas and men of all ranges had a great day out trying their hand at fly-tying, football, Wii challenges, bird and bat box making, soup-making, and internet sessions. Local rally team Clone Motor Sports, currently competing in the Scottish Rally Championships, brought along their new car for the 2011 season: the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6. Emergency services were on hand to promote both personal and community safety, and demonstrated the seatbelt convincer.

Refreshments on the day including smoothies, lentil soup, hot pancakes and a feast of pies created by Steven Cronnie, local butcher from Wigtown ensured no-one went home hungry.

Local councillors Graeme Nicol and Alistair Geddes were also in attendance and said: “Given current funding constraints on all services, it was gratifying to see the wide range of partner agencies working with community groups, local businesses and volunteers, helping to promote and develop initiatives within their own communities.”

For more information on the day or what activities and opportunities are available locally contact Susan Brown, Community Learning and Development Worker, South Machars Community Centre, Whithorn on 01988500364 or