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Shoppers behind Scout Hall revamp.

Shoppers in Dollar have given a boost to their community by helping modernise a well-loved local building.

The busy Scout Hall on Chapel Place has enjoyed a much-needed refurbishment, thanks to money collected through the village's Coop membership scheme. This benefits not only the meetings of 2nd Dollar Scouts but also a range of groups and clubs which gather there, from yoga sessions, to Pilates and dance classes.

The building is more than 100 years old and was suffering from a lack of investment.

The cash raised through the Co-op Community Fund has been used to revamp the entrance hall and create bespoke storage facilities for camping equipment.

Les Barker, chair of the committee of 2nd Dollar Scouts, said: "The population of Dollar, and particularly young families, is growing very quickly, and in the four years I have been chair we have expanded from 80 child participants to 140. The number of leaders has increased from around 20 to over 40.

"It is important that we are able to provide this growing number of young people with the best amenities we can and, thanks to the money raised from the local community fund, our century-old hall can now provide 21st century facilities."

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Date:Aug 31, 2018
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