Hand-crafted clock marks successful charity link up for law firm

From left: Danielle, Ryan Ritchie, Roy Balfour and Dylan (all from Rossie Young People’s Trust) present the clock to Tom Murray, chairman of Gillespie Macandrew and associate Donald Winskill.

A large wooden clock made by residents at Rossie Young People’s Trust, a centre near Montrose which helps some of Scotland’s most challenged youngsters, will take pride of place in the reception area of Gillespie Macandrew’s Edinburgh office.

It marks the on-going relationship between the two organisations, which, over the past 18 months, has seen teams from Gillespie Macandrew work alongside the Rossie youngsters and staff on a series of environmental improvement projects to develop the 150 acre site where the Trust is based.

Martin Brown, estates manager at Rossie, said: “We were asked by Gillespie Macandrew if we could make a clock for their reception area after some of their staff had seen the work which our CDT teacher, Ryan Ritchie, had been doing with our young people.

“We chose green oak from a wooded area that Gillespie Macandrew has been helping to improve and maple from flooring which had been lifted when we recently carried out the transformation of an old dormitory into a new training facility.

“The maple has been used for the frame and the numerals on the clock, while green oak squares make up the face.”

Tom Murray, chairman of Gillespie Macandrew added: “We are very pleased with the clock and proud to display it in our reception area.”

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