Gartinny Nursery Plays Host To Local MSP
We were delighted to receive a visit to Gartinny this week from Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire & Dunblane, who was given a tour of the facility by Niall Clark, Autism Practitioner.
Keith's visit was facilitated by Social Enterprise Scotland, whose officials Hannah Dent and Kim Wallace also joined the visit.
Scottish Autism CEO, Dorry McLaughlin, and Service Manager, Kirsty Jones, also attended to meet with Keith and the representatives of SES.
Speaking afterwards, Dorry said:
"It was great to be able to show Keith Brown, our local MSP, and Social Enterprise Scotland, round our facilities at Gartinny Nursery. During the visit they had a chance to see some of the work our supported individuals do on site, and to learn more about how Gartinny helps to support them in living happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.
"Gartinny remains open to the public every Saturday, with a loyal customer base, and we are especially grateful to Keith and Social Enterprise Scotland for helping to highlight the service and the work that we do there."
Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire & Dunblane, commented:
“I really enjoyed my visit to Gartinny Nursery. It was great to hear about how Scottish Autism supports autistic adults to take part in the day to day running of the Nursery and how this improves their overall well-being.
"The Nursey is currently gearing up for the festive season and I'd encourage local people to pop in when it's open to the public to see some of the fantastic wreaths and decorations that have been hand made by the supported individuals."
Social Enterprise Scotland's Director of Services, Hannah Dent, added:
“It was fantastic to see the rewarding work that Gartinny Nursery do to encourage autistic adults towards a more independent lifestyle, to meet staff and supported individuals and to hear about how embedded in the local community their social enterprise is, with local residents as the most loyal customers due to the high quality of the plants sold”