Moray projects benefit from £80k Commonwealth Games boost

Almost fifty projects in Moray have received a share of an £80,000 funding pot as part of Scotland’s Commonwealth Games legacy.

The funding is part of a £14.9m total spent throughout Scotland from a combination of the 2014 Communities and Celebrate grant programmes and a number of one-off investments from the Big Lottery Fund.

Welcoming the investment in his own constituency, Richard Lochhead MSP said: “We all witnessed what a wonderful event the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games were and how well this reflected on our country, particularly the warm support shown to all the nations competing.

“A wonderful legacy for sport will be provided by the exceptional performance of our athletes who achieved unprecedented success in a wide range of disciplines.

“More immediately however Moray and the whole nation have benefitted from huge investment in groups and events which have celebrated the games.”

From new sports equipment to support in growing the levels of sporting activity, Moray has benefited alongside all areas in Scotland from the legacy of the Glasgow games, which many have billed as the most successful ever.

Moray’s MP Angus Robertson said: “Congratulations and thanks are also due to the many folk from around Moray who took time out to volunteer at the Games and be a Clyde-sider!”

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