Former Pitreavie athlete Eilidh Child sets new Scottish record

Eilidh Child and Bill Walker MSPDunfermline MSP Bill Walker has applauded former Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club member Eilidh Child on setting a new Scottish record after she won the 400m women’s hurdles in Geneva.

The Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medallist held onto the number one spot in the UK rankings and achieved a new personal best by completing the race in 54.93 seconds.

Mr Walker said: “Eilidh Child is going from strength to strength as a full-time athlete. She took gold at Gothenburg a few months ago in the 4 x 400m women’s indoor relay and won silver in the individual 400m women’s race. I wish her every success in her goal of winning a place in the final at the World Championships in Moscow. Read more of this post

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

S4M-03584: Congratulations to Eilidh Child on her Olympic Selection

That the Parliament congratulates Eilidh Child from Pitreavie Athletics Club in Dunfermline on being selected by the British Olympic Association to compete in the 400 metre hurdles at London 2012; notes that she is already the silver medallist from the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and wishes her the very best for further success at London 2012.

Supported by: Colin Beattie, Maureen Watt, Richard Lyle, Stuart McMillan, Margaret Burgess, Kevin Stewart, Alison Johnstone

Date Lodged: 04/07/2012