Gordon MP Richard Thomson attended the launch of Gordon Rural Action’s ‘Bikery’ in Huntly and has praised it as a very welcome addition to the town’s retail offer.
The MP made a return visit to the Bikery for the official launch, having previously toured the facility in May when he was updated on a number of local projects operated by Gordon Rural Action, such as the Bikery – which operates from a former bakery – as well as the foodbank and baby bank run by the organisation.
Commenting after his visit, Richard Thomson MP said:
“The Bikery is a fantastic initiative and I congratulate everyone involved in making this happen.
“It is an extremely impressive operation, bringing an old bakery back into use, with the aim of providing access to recycled bicycles at affordable prices and supporting active travel and healthy lifestyles whilst keeping the cost low. This latter point is particularly important given the pockets of deprivation in the town.
“Development of this facility will also assist with the economy of the town, creating job and volunteering opportunities, leading to increased employability and skill levels.”
Note: Photograph attached shows (l to r) Laura McNeil, Fundraising and Retail Support Manager; Richard Thomson MP; and Emma Selway-Grant, Chief Officer of Gordon Rural Action.