Youngsters at Newlands and Kirkurd Playgroup and Out-of-School Club have received a boost – thanks to a donation of pipework from Scottish Water.
The company has cut two small sections of surplus pipes – each about 2m in length and over 1m in height – for the club in Romanno Bridge to use as play equipment.
Bill Elliot, the firm’s Borders community team manager, said: “These are the kind of pipes which we install to move water from our supply sources like reservoirs to water treatment works. In recent times, we have been working to improve services and maintain high drinking water quality by laying new water pipes in this part of the Borders.
“As a token of our appreciation to the community while this work was carried out, we were delighted that Newlands and Kirkurd Playgroup and Out-of-School Club have accepted our offer of surplus pipework, which can be adapted into play equipment like tunnels for children to play safely in under the supervision of the nursery staff.
Manager Rodna Angus said: “We would all like to say a big thank you to Scottish Water for the donation and delivery of our new water pipes for the children to play in/on.”
Bill and project communications adviser Catherine Henderson are pictured with some of the children and staff with existing pipework – which the donation will complement.