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S5O-01076: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 31 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to attract visitors to the 2017 British Transplant Games in North Lanarkshire in July, and what support it is giving to the event.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 7 June 2017

The British Transplant Games in North Lanarkshire is receiving funding of £24,600 through the EventScotland National Programme.

EventScotland, as part of VisitScotland, will work with event organisers to maximise the tourism benefits of the event, with a particular focus on encouraging friends and families of competitors to extend their stay and explore the local area and the rest of Scotland.

Shona Robison will be attending the Transplant Games opening ceremony on the 27th July.