Humza Yousaf Visits Summerhill Community Centre

Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf MSP, along with local elected members made a visit to Summerhill Community Centre in Dumfries on the 4th of March 2024.


The visit by the First Minister allowed him to see the fantastic work which is being undertaken by the team at the Summerhill Community Centre, led by Annemarie Coulter MBE. During the visit, the First Minister and local MSP Ms Emma Harper met with members of the Young At Heart Club, visited the centre Community Pantry, spoke with young people using the outdoor gym and met with the centre’s staff member who is managing some of their work with families affected by imprisonment.


Ms Harper has applauded the efforts of all at the centre to the local Summerhill Community and to the town of Dumfries, describing all at the centre as “inspirational, passionate and caring”.


Commenting, Ms Harper said:


“It was fantastic to have Scotland’s First Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP, visit Summerhill Community Centre to see all that the fantastic team, led by Annemarie Coulter MBE, are doing.
“The Centre has so much going on from the Food Hub and Community Pantry, older people services, like the Young At Heart Club, various youth projects including the community gym, as well as the Amazing Futures Project, which aims to work with families impacted by imprisonment and members of the community who have experience of the criminal justice system. The First Minister took the time to meet with people involved with each of these projects, and spent time with the members of the Young At Heart Club – he even had a dance with Rose, aged 92, and a club member.
“I want to thank everyone at Summerhill for their warm welcome at the centre but importantly for their continued service to both the community of Summerhill and to the town of Dumfries as a whole. I look forward to continuing to support all their efforts in the months and years to come.”