Vital Kirky addiction recovery centre saved

The Addiction Recovery Centre (ARC) Kirkintilloch has been granted vital funding for its services after securing a £2000 investment from the Robertson Trust after intervention from East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) and local MSP Rona Mackay.

The Addiction Recovery Centre (ARC) Kirkintilloch has been granted vital funding for its services after securing a £2000 investment from the Robertson Trust after intervention from East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) and local MSP Rona Mackay.

Following reports ARC was facing closure due to a lack of funding, Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona reached out to the service, liaising with EDVA to offer support and guidance on funding applications.

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EDVA support staff in partnership with ARC co-ordinator Seamus Harkin successfully secured the cash with further funding applications pending.

Rona Mackay MSP said: “I am absolutely delighted that the ARC has been awarded this vital funding and all credit must go to EDVA and Seamus. The work ARC do to assist people in recovery is absolutely vital.

“I was deeply concerned to be contacted by constituents regarding the reported closure of the Centre.

It is clear from their testimony how crucial the ARC’s support has been in their recovery.”

EDVA General Manager Alex Meikle added: “East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) is delighted to have assisted the Addiction Recovery Service in receiving lifeline grant funding.”

ARC Co-ordinator Seamus Harkin said: “We are very grateful for the intervention of Rona Mackay MSP and EDVA. Both reached out to the Centre when we needed support. This will ensure those in recovery can still access assistance when they need it most.”