As many of you will know many people were excited as to having such a great facility within the local community when the campus opened, especially as the nearest alternative climbing wall is in Aberdeen, a round trip of 50 miles. However young people find it difficult to get there by public transport unless they have the active support of their parents or relations.
At present, nearly a year after the new campus opened, we still find the climbing wall closed to the general public (and as far as I am aware, the same is true of other facilities at the campus, including the theatre). The cost of installing the wall (and the theatre) must have been considerable and as this is supposed to be a COMMUNITY facility there has been rumblings within the village that some of the facilities at the campus are actually a community facility in name only.
A local resident has set up an online poll regarding the climbing wall at the new community campus with the intention of discovering the depth of feeling over this issue and highlight the issue with the Council. If you feel strongly about this please visit and vote at the page he has set up at:-