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S5W-04060: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to hold a charity event, similar to the M74 Hike and Bike, prior to the opening of the Queensferry Crossing and, if so, what discussions it has had with charities such as MND Scotland regarding such a proposal.

Answered by: Keith Brown 9 November 2016

We are currently considering the full range of options available to satisfy the significant interest that we have received already in the opening of this iconic structure. Although we’ve had no discussions with MND Scotland or any other charity to date, as plans are finalised, opportunities will be provided for charities to become involved. The opening of The Queensferry Crossing will be a historic milestone for this country. We will ensure that it provides opportunities for fair and inclusive participation for individuals and organisations across Scotland.