THE "amazing" work of a group of Cowdenbeath volunteers has been highlighted by Fife MSP Alex Rowley.

The Labour politician dropped into the CACA Junior Youth group to talk to youngsters and volunteers involved in the organisation.

More than 150 children attend the club is held every Friday evening with games, discussions and wider activities taking place.

Mr Rowley said the club was a "shining example" of what can be achieved when you have people willing to give some time and energy to supporting young people.

“I was struck by not just the levels of activities on offer but also by the total respect the children have for the volunteers and the wide ranging discussions that were taking place around respect, anti-bullying and looking out for each other," he said.

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"Beath High School has some really good facilities and it is great to see this group of volunteers organising to ensure that all these young people are able to use the facilities.

“The club is run professionally with all volunteers able to do training and all being vetted achieving their PVGs to work with children.

"I believe that youth work has suffered badly as a result of cuts so it is like a breath of fresh air to see this club thriving with a regular attendance of between 150 and 200 children every week.

“If we invest in and support our young people, the payback will be immense and that is why the work these volunteers are doing in Cowdenbeath is so important.

"The club is a credit to the town and an example of the kind of youth work we need to see a lot more off in supporting young people.”