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Minister hails Loanhead facility

Local Government Minister Derek Mackay meets children in The Kabin, Loanhead, including P6 pupils from Paradykes Primary School, Jakk Fraser and Freya Newall, who were in the recording studio. Photo by Neil Hanna

Local Government Minister Derek Mackay meets children in The Kabin, Loanhead, including P6 pupils from Paradykes Primary School, Jakk Fraser and Freya Newall, who were in the recording studio. Photo by Neil Hanna

A Loanhead centre has been held up as a perfect example of community empowerment.

Scottish Local Government Minister Derek Mackay was visiting the community-owned The Kabin when he outlined a new law to reform existing community right to buy.

The legislation will also make it simpler for communities to take over public sector land and buildings.

He said: “The Kabin is an excellent example of what can be achieved with the right support.”

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