A YOUTH project has opened a new scheme in hopes it becomes an annual event.

The Routh 81 Youth Project invited P7s for three weeks at their hub at Centre 81 in Garelochhead.

Their youth hub has been closed for 18 months but, thanks to a Scottish Government ventilation grant, they were able to reopen safely.

And their "transitional Tuesday" project marked the start of their new work. It partners Route 81 and other services that could benefit and support young people.

A total of 24 young people took part in the day.

One said: “The best bit was going to hang out with friends, and it helped you to get to know people that you might be in a class with at Hermitage Academy.”

Another added: "Walking to the centre was an adventure, and my best memory after three weeks was playing fussball, even though I lost. I would tell primary 7s next year to go to this as they get to meet new people.”

Organisers said their aim of promoting integration, building confidence, and introducing young people to local teams and resources proved a "resounding success".

Route 81 team leader Michelle MacDonald said: “We did not have much time to organise the transitional project and it was a real effort to pull it off. But I am so glad we did.

"We met amazing young people, many of them who have now signed up for our current summer programme.

"This project could not have been achieved without the fantastic efforts of five Route 81 volunteers from the youth team and the commitment from our local partner agencies.

"I think it would be fair to say that not only did the all the young people feel happier after participating – so did we.”

Sessions were supported by different organisations each week: Live Argyll community learning youth lead Thomas Guy-Conroy, Live Argyll Active Schools co-ordinator Martin Caldwell and Helensburgh and Lomond Young Carers support worker Georgia Glendinning.