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Volunteers help spruce up the David Livingstone Centre in time for Bi-Centenery Celebrations

Painting a bench at the David Livingstone Centre

The Procurement and Supply Chain team volunteered at the Centre in 2011 and returned this year as they saw that the Centre could do with additional help.

The team did painting, sanding, gardening, moving furniture, making Christmas decorations and put up the Christmas tree.

Pauline Moscardini, one of the volunteers, said:

“The David Livingstone Centre is due to celebrate its bi-centenary in February 2013. The aim is to raise its profile as a tourist destination.

The team and I were happy to take part in all activities and assist in making the Centre's Wish List come true, some say they felt like Santa and his elves working away.

In an area that is clearly strapped for cash it was great to think we were able to help this local cause. We hope to have the opportunity to go back again to carry out some more work using the volunteering programme at Scottish Water.”

The David Livingstone Centre, a National Trust for Scotland property, is the birthplace museum of Scotland’s greatest missionary-explorer and is set in 20 acres of parkland and woodland garden.

The parkland has a play park, woodland garden, shop and cafe as well as the museum.