A YOUTH project helping to benefit the lives of Clackmannanshire’s young people has now moved premises.

The Ochils Youth Community Improvement (OYCI) have vacated their residence on Tillicoultry’s High Street and have now moved to the Ben Cleuch Centre.

The move has been made to allow the OYCI to operate in a much bigger headquarters, allowing them to host more events and help more people.

Shona Ulrichsen, chief officer with the OYCI, said: “We are thrilled to be moving our services into the Ben Cleuch, alongside the other community partners who already call it home.

“Having more space and a garden will allow us to increase our offering to young people in the area and ensure we can support the people who need us most.

“It’s a great example of third sector partnership with the council who have been very supportive of our plans.”

As part of the move, young people who visit the OYCI have been hard at work transforming the garden at the Ben Cleuch centre into a vibrant, welcoming environment.

The aim for the garden is to provide a space that the whole community can enjoy, while the OYCI can utilise it to provide more opportunities for young people to learn new skills and achieve their goals.

The OYCI will be launching their summer programme in July, which includes gaming and coding, crafts, outdoor activities and lots more.

The activities are free to book for anyone aged between 10 and 18 and more information can be found at oyci.org.uk/whats-on.