Fond farewell to High Street Learning Centre

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Staff and clients bid a sad farewell to Fraserburgh Learning Centre at Caledonia Court on Friday May 27 when it closed its doors for the last time but are delighted that the service will continue in temporary accommodation in the meantime.

Locals who attend the Aberdeen Foyer run Learning House launched a petition last month in an attempt to save the service after cut-backs in funding meant that it was no longer sustainable at the High Street location.

Following discussions with Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen Foyer have confirmed that the present facilities will be re-located on a temporary basis to the Stevenson Centre in Victoria Street, formerly St Peters School while a permanent solution is sought.

Johnny Lovegrove, Community Councillor, is delighted that the service is being retained, he said: “I am over the moon with the support we received in trying to retain the service and will be happy to be back on the computers when the Learning Centre opens at the Stevenson Centre.

“The staff here are very helpful and approachable, I am delighted that a temporary solution has been found and hope a more permanent solution will be available soon.

“I would like to thank the community council, Fraserburgh Development Trust, Franra, local shops and people for all their support in trying to save the Learning Centre. Our petitions attracted over 200 signatures and these will be sent to Alec Salmond and David Cameron.”

In order to keep disruption to students programs to a minimum, the move is taking place over the course of one week with the Learning Centre re-opening at the Stevenson Centre on Monday June 6 where it is hoped that current services offered will continue to be available. Service users are asked to bear with the service as the move takes place.