Thankfully the rain (just about!) held off for the Official Opening of the Stewartry Resource Centre, Castle Douglas which took place on Thursday 10th October, World Mental Health Day.


While the Piper played, former Scottish Professional Footballer Andy McLaren, representing the Kris Boyd Charity and John Crossan a long standing Service User of the Resource Centre were invited to cut the ribbon, our very own Support in Mind Scotland tartan, officially opening the Stewartry Resource Centre.  

John and Andy

Afterwards, everyone stayed to mingle and find out more about what Support in Mind Scotland do, and discussed hopes for what the new building could provide. Andy received a thoughtful gift painted by one of our service users, depicting the logos of a number of the teams he's played for. And of course, everyone enjoyed the buffet!

Across the day seventy guests in total visited the Resource Centre, and were very impressed with the new building and garden, giving glowing feedback;

 

"Well done a superb service".

 "Really nice place, lovely opening service - good luck and all the best".

 "A great new home for Support in Mind".

 "You've done such a great job, keep up the good work. A lot of people need you to keep going".

 "Amazing place love all the staff and service users. One big family".

 

Look Around, (Border News), visited and filmed the opening ceremony as well as interviewing staff and service users.

The Galloway News also dropped in to photograph the event, and we were also joined by the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes who set up their very own stall.

 

A very big thank you to all who helped make the day such an overwhelming success and to all our guests who took the time to attend this event.