St Patrick’s Youth Club in Dumbarton enjoyed an activity-packed weekend at Ardoch in Gartocharn recently.

Thankfully the youngsters, who went with athletic club Shettleston Harriers, were able to enjoy the trip after some stormy weather forecast for the weekend failed to materialise.

The club members took part in all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities during the trip.

The joint event with the Glasgow-based athletic club, who are coached by Alex, the husband of St Patrick’s Youth Club leader Jackie Mackay, was started four years ago.

The youth club leaders thanked the Ardoch Foundation for the weekend, their great facilities and food, as well as the National Lottery Community Fund who have helped the youth club with many activities this year.

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They told the Reporter: “It’s always great to see the two clubs combine to enjoy the weekend and working together to participate in the activities. A brilliant location and great hospitality at Ardoch.”

Peter Cockill, director/ estate manager of Ardoch Management Company added: “The young people from St Patrick’s Youth Club and Shettleston Harriers always make the most of their stay at Ardoch come rain or shine and it certainly rained and shone this weekend.”

It is always a pleasure to host them.

The youth club meets on Tuesdays for P5-P7 at 6.15pm-7.45pm and for seniors from S1 onwards from 8pm-9.30pm at St Patrick’s church hall in Dumbarton.