Council helps ENABLE celebrate 60 years

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Published Date: 

31 Mar 2014 - 15:12

Argyll and Bute Council held a civic reception in the form of an afternoon tea, to help ENABLE Scotland celebrate 60 years of supporting children and adults with learning disabilities, and their families.

Welcoming 40 members, staff and volunteers from all over Argyll and Bute who attended the celebration at Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Depute Provost Dougie Philand, said, “ENABLE has truly proved itself as an organisation that is a force for good. They have successfully changed perceptions of learning disability, developed new services, revolutionised the entitlements of children with disabilities and indeed options open to them as they develop into adulthood for more independent living and employment. 

“What is really impressive, however, is what this organisation can achieve through its commitment. It is simple – ENABLE Scotland cares. They are here for the people who need them.”

Lesley gold, Regional Manager for ENABLE Scotland said:

“The Civic Reception was a great success and we are extremely grateful to Argyll and Bute Council for hosting this event in recognition of ENABLE Scotland’s 60th anniversary and for giving us such a warm welcome. The event brought together people we support and local members, who enjoyed meeting the Depute Provost Dougie Philand. ENABLE Scotland has had an established presence in the area for some time, particularly in the areas of Helensburgh, Oban, Dunoon, mid Argyll and Kintyre. We are delighted to support people with learning disabilities and their families and look forward to continuing this work in the future.”

ENABLE Scotland has taken delivery of a bolt of tartan it specially commissioned to mark its 60th anniversary. The tartan was produced on the Isle of Bute and the colours used in the tartan are ENABLE Scotland’s official colours. The bolt of tartan will now be turned into ENABLE Scotland tartan scarves and ties