Anchors away.... CalMac support to "all weather area"

Part of The Rockfield Centre hub plans are to  include  a heritage  themed  childrens “ all weather area”. The Trust are delighted to have received support from CalMac as the first contributor to our heritage play space “kit out” costs. This space which will give families the opportunity to  delve into the past and experience lots of hands on family fun” It is hoped that the area will make use of some decommissioned equipment from an actual CalMac vessel. 

 The ferry and harbour operator made a £5k donation that will see part of the room turned into an ‘All at sea’ zone,  comprising a waiting room, gangway and ship’s bridge area complete with real time sea scenes projected onto the walls.  

CalMac’s Director of Community and Stakeholder Relations, Brian Fulton said: ‘Historically we have extremely close ties with the town, so were delighted to be approached to get involved with this project.  ‘The centre presents with an opportunity to make a contribution to a new cultural hub that will be open not just to Oban residents but will be a facility for the island destinations we a support from the town as well.

 ‘This new ‘CalMac zone’  is also an opportunity for us to demonstrate to children at an early age the importance the company has within the heart of their communities and the potential it presents for a possible career path.’

Our thanks to the Calmac team who came along to our open day to present the cheque to Mhairi Ross ( OCT trustee). Mhairi is also one our Heritage Hunter team of volunteers working on the plans to promote History and a Heritage of our area in the building. PICTURE courtesy of Calmac marketing _ Mhairi Ross Oban Communities Trust and Robbie Drummond - Managing Director - Calmac Ferries Ltd

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