Funding boost for snowsports group

Pic Alan Richardson Dundee Pix-Ar.co.uk'Free to Use from QMS'Minister for the Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, today (Wednesday 18 April) heared the inspirational stories of some of the winners of a new bursary to encourage healthy, active living in Scotland. 'The 'Go for It Scotland!' bursary was launched earlier this year by Quality Meat Scotland, working with sportscotland. Individuals, groups and clubs were invited to apply for the twenty �500 bursaries and these will be awarded annually in the run up to Glasgow 2014. Almost a thousand people are set to benefit from the first year's awards and those meeting the Minister today include 14 year old karate enthusiast Rebecca Stewart from Drumchapel, volunteers and skiers from Disability Snowsport Scotland who train at the Midlothian Snowports Centre, members of the junior Edinburgh-based Inverleith Hockey Club, youngsters from the Glasgow Riderz cycling club and junior members from the Dunbar Running Club. Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport

Pic Alan Richardson Dundee Pix-Ar.co.uk'Free to Use from QMS'Minister for the Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, today (Wednesday 18 April) heared the inspirational stories of some of the winners of a new bursary to encourage healthy, active living in Scotland. 'The 'Go for It Scotland!' bursary was launched earlier this year by Quality Meat Scotland, working with sportscotland. Individuals, groups and clubs were invited to apply for the twenty �500 bursaries and these will be awarded annually in the run up to Glasgow 2014. Almost a thousand people are set to benefit from the first year's awards and those meeting the Minister today include 14 year old karate enthusiast Rebecca Stewart from Drumchapel, volunteers and skiers from Disability Snowsport Scotland who train at the Midlothian Snowports Centre, members of the junior Edinburgh-based Inverleith Hockey Club, youngsters from the Glasgow Riderz cycling club and junior members from the Dunbar Running Club. Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport

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Funding for disabled sports in Midlothian has been beefed up!

Disability Snowsport Scotland – which uses some of the facilities at Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend – is one of 20 organisations to receive a £500 “Go for It Scotland!” bursary from Quality Meat Scotland.

Last month, Scottish Sports Minister Shona Robson met some of the recipients who will benefit from the initiative, which is being promoted by the QMS and sportscotland in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Ms Robison said: “This bursary is a great way to support people of all ages and abilities and will help them to pay for essentials. I am delighted to meet some of the successful recipients and wish them all the very best of luck in their chosen field.”

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