College donates vending machine to Rockfield

Argyll College centre manager Theresa Bain with Graham MacQueen and the vending machine on its way to the Rockfield Centre.

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Oban’s Rockfield Centre has found a handy slot for a pre-loved vending machine.

Argyll College was offering the redundant machine to a good home and got five takers – of which Rockfield was one.

Argyll College centre manager Theresa Bain said: ‘We put them all in a hat to pull out and Rockfield was the lucky one.

‘We’ve got a replacement machine but there was still some life left in this one. It’s great to know they will put it to good use and it will help boost their funds.’

Graham MacQueen, a director of Oban Communities Trust which runs the Rockfield Centre, said: ‘We are very grateful to the college for the vending machine. There’s something new happening daily at the Rockfield Centre as we plough ahead with our exciting project.’

Investors have already raised more than £200,000 in community shares towards creating an all-inclusive cultural hub at the former school building.

The project is on the final steps in raising the £3 million cost of the capital works.