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Troon's high-tech learning centre remembers its roots

 09 February 2016  |  

Marr Educational Resources Centre - 27 years and counting

Marr Educational Resources Centre - 27 years and counting

Marr Educational Resources Centre has been helping people in Troon learn new skills and expand their educational horizons since the 1980's.

For nearly three decades, the centre has taken people of all ages on a learning journey using the latest technology and now boasts computers with internet access, WI-FI, printing facilities, DVD lending library and much more.

The centre which is based at Troon Library is run by South Ayrshire Council with support from C K Marr Educational Trust.

Victorian humanitarian Charles Kerr Marr bequeathed his considerable fortune to help educate the people of Troon in 1919. It is thanks to this generosity that the centre was set up and continues to take a high-tech approach to learning.

Councillor Bill Grant, Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "I am delighted the centre continues to help people from all walks of life in so many different ways. I know the facility is used by people of all ages which reinforces the saying that you are never too old to learn."

The Marr Educational Resources Centre which recently celebrated 27 years since it first opened, is located at the rear of Troon Library and operates with the same opening hours as the main library.

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