A DUNFERMLINE Scout group is cooking up a storm after a grant – and fundraising – helped pay for a new kitchen in their hall.

The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust awarded the 40th Fife (Touch) Scout Group funding of £2,500.

The organisation's grant officer, Elaine Stewart, popped in to the Scout Hall this week to help celebrate the project's completion.

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The group's treasurer, Derek Henderson, said they were grateful for the grant which helped fund the improvements.

"The appliances were well past their sell by date, and the layout of the kitchen meant we struggled to get more than three people in the kitchen at one time," he explained.

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"Thanks in part to the grant provided by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, and the efforts of various volunteers – leaders, trustees and parents – we now have a totally modern kitchen, with a much larger floorspace which will allow our 170 young people to improve their cooking and culinary skills in a bright, safe, modern environment.

"We'd also like to thank Graeme Clark (Branch Director) from MKM Building Supplies (Stirling) Ltd, who provided a generous discount on the supplied kitchen and associated fittings."

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Andrew Croxford, Carnegie Dunfermline Trust chairperson, added "The Trust is pleased to be able to assist local groups such as the Scouts improve their facilities to make a better environment to develop skills.

"We hope that the 40th Fife (Touch) Scouts will enjoy their new kitchen for many years to come."