Huntly to celebrate local learning and activities

Huntly residents will have a chance this week to discover more about local learning opportunities at a community drop-in event taking place on Friday, November 11.

The Huntly Learning Community Partnership (HLCP) has organised the event to showcase the achievements of learners, provide information to the community about local services and gather feedback from residents on any further learning opportunities they would like to see in the area.

The programme for the drop-in event, which will take place between 10am and 1pm at the Linden Centre, includes performances from a youth music group, cooking demonstration, opportunities to play the drums and Gimbri, a Moroccan folk instrument.

Residents will also be able to discover more about volunteering opportunities in the area.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, Cllr Alison Evison, said: “The Huntly Community Learning Partnership has put together a great programme to showcase the kind of learning opportunities available – from story-telling to musical performances – this sounds like an excellent event.

“The Partnership brings together around 18 different groups which all provide vital services in the Huntly community – this is a fantastic way of showcasing all their hard work and how together they are working with residents to celebrate learning.”

Chair of the Huntly Community Learning Partnership, Lada Čopić, added: “We are looking forward to this event as it will be a great opportunity to show the community what we all do and a chance for people to meet other like-minded folk who have an interest in different activities.

“We’re also keen to hear from local residents about any ideas they have for future community learning services in the area so come along to the Linden Centre anytime between 10am and 1pm for a chat and cuppa.”