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MSP SUPPORTS LEADHILLS EFFORTS TO BRING SKIING TO CLYDESDALE

Aileen Campbell MSP attended the Lowther Ski Club’s open day where the club’s plans and ambitions were showcased. 

 

The plans include further developing the ski tow and installing snow fences and a club house.  

 

The group have worked hard to develop the slope and this season have had 20 skiing days.

 

Commenting Aileen said:

 

“I want to congratulate Anjo and the team for the phenomenal amount of work they have put in to developing the ski slope.  It’s been incredible that, even in inclement weather, they have managed to achieve so much.

 

“I was really privileged to be able to go and see their work and to appreciate the outstanding views from the Lowther Hills – when these ambitious plans are finished, there will be no need to travel to the Alps to ski when this is on our doorstep!

 

“This project is a shining example of community empowerment in action and I will do all I can to promote the ski club’s work and to support their future efforts.”

MSP CAMPBELL ATTENDS RURAL CRIME AWARENESS EVENT

Clydesdale MSP, Aileen Campbell attended a Rural Crime Awareness event on Friday 29th May. 

 

The event, run by Police Scotland Lanarkshire Division was held at Lanark Market to highlight acts of rural crime. Police and Community Safety Officers met with Ms Campbell, farmers, crofters and community council representatives to discuss local action and the steps that can be taken to raise awareness of rural crime. 

 

Commenting, Aileen said:

 

“The awareness event allowed Police Scotland to reassure farmers of actions they are taking to tackle rural crime. Local strategies are in place and the police are working hard to engage with partners from across our rural communities.

 

“I was pleased to come together with the NFU, farmers, community groups and members of the public to share advice on steps we can take to raise awareness of criminal acts in the area.”

 

AILEEN CAMPBELL ENCOURAGES WINTER FESTIVAL APPLICATIONS

SNP MSP for Clydesdale, Aileen Campbell is urging event organisers to apply for funding from the Scotland’s Winter Festivals fund. 

 

The fund was recently confirmed by the Scottish Government to encourage local communities to celebrate St Andrew’s Day (30 Nov), Hogmanay (31 Dec) and Burns Night (25 Jan). The fund consists of £390,000, which will be split between events across Scotland. Applications are being accepted until 25 June 2015.

 

Ms Campbell will be contacting local organisations to raise awareness of the fund deadline. 

 

Commenting, Aileen said:

 

“I strongly recommend event organisers and local groups take a moment to apply to the fund for a Winter Festival event. The fund, which is for St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night events, provides a chance for Clydesdale to showcase music, arts, food, drink and entertainment. 

 

“The financial support will be split between events across Scotland and I think celebrations in Clydesdale would make an exciting addition to the programme.  

 

“Applications are being accepted until 25 June so for those interested, head to the Event Scotland website for further details.” 

 

CLYDESDALE MSP OPENS FALLS OF CLYDE VICTORIAN TRAIL

 

SNP MSP Aileen Campbell formally opened the Falls of Clyde Victorian Trail on Monday 25th May 2015.

 

Monday’s event marked the launch of the Scottish Wildlife Trust Victorian themed trail. The guided tour which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP), takes visitors through the fascinating history of Falls of Clyde.

 

Commenting, Aileen said:

“It was my pleasure to open the walkway tour which will be a great boost for Clydesdale and wider Lanarkshire. The trail provides visitors with the opportunity to take in the history of the breathtaking scenery. 

 

“The themed trail widens access to one of Scotland’s natural landmarks, while promoting the fascinating cultural and social connections of the local area.”

 

FINANCIAL BOOST FOR NHS LANARKSHIRE A&E WELCOMED BY CAMPBELL

SNP MSP for Clydesdale, Aileen Campbell has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of funding for NHS Lanarkshire’s A&E services.

 

The £911,762 boost for NHS Lanarkshire comes as Health Secretary Shona Robison announced that £9m in investment will be allocated to health boards across the country from the Scottish Government’s Unscheduled Care Fund

 

Commenting on the announcement, Aileen said:

 

“The £900,000 investment in our A&E service highlights the Scottish Government’s commitment to delivering a first class health service.

 

“We can appreciate the health service faces challenges so it’s reassuring for NHS Lanarkshire to receive this further investment which can support staff in their delivery of quality service to patients. This is a clear signal that the SNP is not complacent over our national health service.” 

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