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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 July, 2004, 15:31 GMT 16:31 UK
Sport's multi-million pound bonus
Scotland's medal winning curling team
The cash giveaway is set to provide six districts with a sporting chance
Sport facilities across Scotland are being given a cash boost of nearly 50m by ministers.

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Stirling, Falkirk and North Lanarkshire were all winners in the race for cash.

The districts have welcomed the handout and other areas of the country will be considered for similar investments in the future, as bids are made.

Finance Minister Andy Kerr said the best, and aspiring, competitors would benefit from the plan.

Here is how the cash will be shared out:

CENTRAL

Falkirk Council: Westfield Stadium - regional indoor football facility - 3,000,000

Stirling Council: Forthbank - curling academy and sports hall -2,000,000. Swimming pool and hockey pitch - 500,000

EAST OF SCOTLAND

City of Edinburgh Council: Sighthill Park - municipal stadium, indoor athletics training facility and sports hall. 6,500,000. Gymnastics facility - 500,000.

City of Edinburgh Council: Hunters Hall - indoor football facility and indoor velodrome - 6,000,000.

City of Edinburgh Council: Royal Commonwealth Pool - upgrade to provide 50m x 8 lane main pool and international diving pool - 4,000,000

GRAMPIAN

Aberdeen City Council: Linksfield - indoor athletics training facility, indoor football facility and sports hall - 5,000,000.

WEST OF SCOTLAND

Glasgow City Council: East End - indoor sports arena with 200m track, athletics training facility and sports hall - 9,500,000.

Glasgow City Council: Scotstoun - municipal stadium and indoor athletics training area - 4,500,000.

Glasgow City Council: Toryglen - indoor football facility - 3,000,000.

North Lanarkshire Council: Ravenscraig - indoor athletics training facility, indoor football facility and sports hall - 5,000,000


SEE ALSO:
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29 Dec 03  |  Scotland
Childhood obesity plea to parents
06 Jan 04  |  Scotland
Do we need to take more exercise?
04 May 04  |  Politics


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