AN Alexandria Boys Brigade group admits their new look hall will cater for over 100 people this Remembrance Sunday – and it’s all thanks to some Clydebank students.

The 1st Vale of Leven Boys Brigade (BB) Company and Girls Association were the recipients of a West College Scotland project that saw learners from the painting and decorating department come and revitalise their home in the community.

Under the guidance of Curriculum Quality Leader, Andy Corbett and Quality Enhancement Lecturer, John Currie a group of highly skilled first-year apprentices from the Queen’s Quay Clydebank Campus gave the building a fresh coat of paint.

The initiative was boosted by the paint-making company Crown donating all the materials required for the scheme, allowing the work to be carried out entirely for free.

And BB captain Hugh Hutchinson insists their group would have struggled to get the site looking as good ahead of a poignant weekend.

He said: “The project has saved our charity a great deal of money on refurbishment work in the hall.

“Indirectly, our community users also gain from the improvement.

“This weekend we will have over one hundred local people in the hall to provide refreshments to everyone who attends the Remembrance Parade.

“On behalf of the trustees of the Lennox and Argyll Battalion of the Boys Brigade, I pass my special thanks to the college staff and students and paint suppliers, Crown Paints for their work on the project to paint our hall – it is looking great.”

Tom Cook, Crown Paints manager, added: “We were absolutely thrilled when Dougie from the college approached us to join them with this fantastic project and had no hesitation in delivering the materials to assist.”

Meanwhile, Andy Corbett, Curriculum Quality Leader, finished: “We are always delighted to support the local communities with this type of project if it fits into the curriculum.

“Hopefully, some of the youngsters currently attending the BB will go on to attend the college in pursuit of their career.

“We can then build on the good work undertaken by their officers and help shape their future.”