It’s the penultimate day of Volunteers Week Scotland. Earlier this week colleagues and I met with Volunteer Scotland to hear about the benefits of volunteering, as well as the challenges that the sector faces to get ‘more people volunteering – regularly, enjoyably and safely’.

In keeping with the theme of the campaign, I’d like to thank the volunteers who put in so much hard work organising Kirkintilloch Gala Day and Kilsyth Civic Week Gala Day – both of which were great successes.