Muirfield Centre gets Royal seal of approval

HRH The Princess Royal formally opened the new community facility in Cumbernauld on Tuesday 28th November by unveiling a plaque

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The official opening  marks the completion of the new building and its replacement of the old Muirfield Community Centre; the development also includes a new playground and multi-games area.

The £8m centre was funded through North Lanarkshire Council, the Scottish Government and Campsies Centre Cumbernauld. It provides high quality meeting space for local groups and classes and a first class community hall that can host a range of large events and functions.

And local community groups and social enterprise organisations are already benefiting from the new facilities.

Provost Jean Jones said: "It was a wonderful opportunity to highlight the success of the new Muirfield Centre and the benefits it has brought to people in Cumbernauld and surrounding areas.

"The centre has now become home for a number of community based organisations such as Women's Aid, the Alpha Project and Cumbernauld and Kilsyth  Unemployed Workers Centre while the upper floors provide a range of small and large commercial offices which are available to let and will hopefully attract new business to the town centre."

Scott Lang, manager of the centre, said: "It was a really special day and The Princess Royal showed a real interest in the centre and the wide range of people and groups who use it on a daily and weekly basis.

"She was clearly impressed with the new building and was keen that the groups work together for mutual benefit."

Children from Cumbernauld and Kilsyth nursery presented the princess with a small gift.

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