MENTEES have been appointed for a project that will co-create a Covid memorial in the Wee County.

The Remembering Together, Covid Memorial project took a step forward in Clackmannanshire with 10 mentees appointed for the creative initiative.

Resonate Together was previously awarded a contract to drive forward the project, an idea by the Scottish Government and Greenspace Scotland, to honour people lost to the pandemic and mark what has changed in people's everyday lives.

The community-led social enterprise has sought to utilise the project as an opportunity for nine people from Clackmannanshire to gain skills and experience in the arts process, which is often difficult to obtain.

Angela Watt, CEO and founder at Resonate Together, said: “We have worked hard to develop this project into a shared opportunity and I am pleased to say, we wanted nine mentees, but we have now selected 10 – all living in the county.

“Each member of the mentee team brings a positive enthusiasm to learning, working and creating together, which will help Clackmannanshire co-create something special for and with our communities.”

The project team is now getting busy with visits this week arranged to meet Diane Brown, manager at Alloa First as well as Jessie Henderson, FVSEN and administration officer, and Chris White, volunteer development assistant – both at Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface.

The meetings were an opportunity to hear and discuss the effects, challenges and opportunities that Covid brought to the area's businesses, community groups, good causes and social enterprises.

“The project is receiving great support,” Angela added.

“Our mentees and team will benefit from all sectors helping together to enable a positive experience for our Clackmannanshire Communities – as an example, we have already developed our partnership with Clacks Works, which has led to the expansion of this opportunity, with the 10th person coming from their client base.

“Here at Resonate Together we were determined to develop the project in line with Clackmannanshire’s wellbeing economy, keep the spend from Scottish Government in the county and achieving this is excellent.”

The next stage of the project will see community sessions across the Wee County.

Email to be involved with the sessions.