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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15092: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of there being no single-site alternative training facilities for the elite athletes who previously used Meadowbank Sports Centre, what steps it can take to mitigate the impact that this might have on their training schedule.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 20 March 2018

I understand that the majority of clubs have secured alternative training venues and discussions are on-going with the remaining clubs. Whilst performance athletes will continue to receive support through the sport scotland Institute for Sport as well as their governing body, I have asked sport scotland to support the discussions with clubs if required.

I am aware of some concerns regarding alternative facilities whilst Meadowbank is under redevelopment. Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Leisure, who manage this facility, have been liaising with all users to help find them an alternative venue.