S4M-02988.1: Celebrating Fife’s Outdoor Education Centre

As an amendment to motion S4M-02988 in the name of John Park (Celebrating Fife’s Outdoor Education Centre), insert at end “praises the way in which Fife Council recently worked constructively in partnership with the Ardroy Ambassadors group to secure Ardroy’s future in spite of what it considers the neglect of the centre over decades by previous Labour administrations, and considers that this neglect necessitated the previous SNP-led administration to seek alternative ways of delivering the desired outcome without allowing the renewal campaign to become a burden on the public purse.”

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Kevin Stewart, Kenneth Gibson

Date Lodged: 26/05/2012

Original Motion – S4M-02988 (John Park): That the Parliament warmly welcomes the reopening of Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre in Lochgoilhead; congratulates the Ardroy Ambassadors group, which ran what it considers to be an excellent campaign to reopen the centre after its closure in July 2011; notes that many school groups have already enjoyed adventures at Ardroy since its reopening and that it is already fully booked until the end of the summer school term; recognises that the Ardroy centre is now run as a charity; understands that the Ardroy team hopes to raise enough funds in the short term to upgrade the facility and in the long term to purchase the building from Fife Council, and celebrates what it considers the significant and valuable contribution that outdoor education centres like Ardroy make across the whole of Scotland through the diverse programmes that they run for children, young people and adults.

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