A GROUP who promote adult learning throughout West Dunbartonshire have been awarded for their work.

West Dunbartonshire Learners’ Voice (WDLV) were named as a winning group during the recent Talk to Me event held by Scotland’s Learning Partnership.

The group are focused on giving information and support so residents can access various learning programmes.

The award recognises the hard work the group undertakes to promote the benefits of learning and ensuring the views of adult learners are listened to.

The team, made up of Gillian King, Nabil Younes, Wendi Morrison, Michelle Howie, Joseph Boyle, John Monhan and Laura Anderson travelled to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh for the event, which also gave them the opportunity to put their work on display for discussion.

Laura, who is the council’s Working4U development officer for adult learning, provides support to WDLV to help the group meet its aims, ensuring adults co-design their learning experiences and effectively influence strategy and policy at local and national levels.

Councillor Diane Docherty, convener of housing and communities, said: “This group is made up of people who have furthered themselves through adult learning and that means they are the perfect advocates, and can give just the right kind of support and encouragement to anybody out there who is thinking of brushing up on their skills. The award is well deserved.”

Councillor Caroline McAllister added: “To be recognised nationally is a great achievement. If anyone out there is considering adult learning they should definitely get in touch with the WDLV for some advice.”

To contact the team, you can call 01389 738775.