S4M-06183: £5,000 Funding for Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club

That the Parliament congratulates Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club on receiving £5,000 from Awards for All; understands that this funding will be used for new equipment, with the aim of increasing participation in the club and developing the skills of its athletes; considers that the club has nurtured the talents of many fine athletes, including Eilidh Child, a gold medallist in the 4×400 metres relay at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships, and hopes that the club’s athletes will participate in a triumphant Team Scotland in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Nigel Don, Gil Paterson, David Torrance, Kevin Stewart, Sandra White, Colin Beattie, Colin Keir

Date Lodged: 04/04/13

£5,000 grant for Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club

Awards for All ScotlandDunfermline’s Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club, which nurtured the talents of 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships gold medallist Eilidh Child, has received a £5,000 Awards for All grant from sportscotland.

The funding will go towards new equipment, with the aim of increasing the level of participation within the club and developing the skills of its elite athletes.

MSP for Dunfermline, Bill Walker, said: “This is excellent news for Pitreavie, especially in light of the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Pitreavie has produced many fine athletes, and I look forward to watching our local talent compete for Scotland in the Games. Read more of this post

S4M-04041: Riding for the Disabled Association Awarded £10,000

That the Parliament congratulates Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Driving Dunfermline Group (RDA Dunfermline) on receiving a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to improve its riding arena; understands that RDA Dunfermline is a registered charity that provides tuition and hippotherapy to autistic youngsters and to people aged 3 to 65 with learning difficulties, medical conditions and who are physically disabled; considers that the activities offered by RDA Dunfermline can improve people’s confidence and enrich their lives as well as having significant physical benefits; further recognises the benefit to younger people who might not otherwise have a chance to fully participate in group activities with their peers, and wishes RDA Dunfermline every success with the continued provision of what it sees as this worthwhile service.

Supported by: Angus MacDonald, Fiona McLeod, Kevin Stewart, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Maureen Watt, Colin Beattie, Stuart McMillan

Date Lodged: 07/09/2012

Steelend Saline Group’s Lottery Award to Drum Up Interest in Music Workshops

Steelend Saline Drumming Group is set to launch the first of a series of drumming and music workshops, assisted by an Awards for All grant of £3,868 from Creative Scotland. The launch, at a forthcoming community festival, aims at raising interest in future workshops.

Local Dunfermline MSP, Bill Walker, said: “Congratulations to drumming tutor Mr Ian Holmes-Lewis and everyone taking part in the workshops. I hope the launch will generate lots of interest from the community. Read more of this post