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Commonwealth Games legacy could bring sports hub to Royston

SNP MSP Bob Doris for Glasgow has welcomed new funding for Royston Youth Action (RYA), £24,900, through a Scottish Government; Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund which comes from £500,000 provided by the Scottish Government Legacy 2014 programme and £500,000 from The Robertson Trust. – which will help to encourage physical activity in the local area and provide vital support to a local social enterprise.

This new funding comes as part of the Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund, designed to support sport-related social enterprises, enabling them to become sustainable in the long run and help people become more physically active.

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SNP wish Andy Murray well ahead of Wimbledon

The SNP is today wishing Andy Murray the best of luck ahead of the start of Wimbledon tomorrow (Mon) – and has welcomed new research showing Scottish Government investment in grassroots sports to support the next generation of Scottish sport stars.

Figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) show that Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund has distributed £10m to 188 projects across Scotland – while the Big Lottery Fund Scotland has given out £6.4m in grants to 4,192 projects to encourage grassroots participation in sport.

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Bob - young sportspeopleSNP wish Andy Murray well ahead of Wimbledon

The SNP is today wishing Andy Murray the best of luck ahead of the start of Wimbledon tomorrow (Mon) – and has welcomed new research showing Scottish Government investment in grassroots sports to support the next generation of Scottish sport stars.  

Figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) show that Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund has distributed £10m to 188 projects across Scotland – while the Big Lottery Fund Scotland has given out £6.4m in grants to 4,192 projects to encourage grassroots participation in sport.

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Team Universal, Alison Thewliss MP in Yellow, Bob Doris MSP with trophy.SNP MSP for Glasgow Bob Doris supported this years’ refugee week football tournament as part of the Refugee Festival. The tournament was an opportunity for teams from a variety of backgrounds including refugees to come together to compete, encouraging integration and a sense of community. During the festival families were welcomed to engage in games, partake in refreshments, and watch the matches and trophy presentation.

20 teams took part and the winners were team Universal who won the Unity League tournament 21 June in the final against the team; AfroScots. The trophy was sponsored by the Crown Office and the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland. Bob Doris MSP, Alison Thewliss MP, and Frank Mulholland addressed the competitors ahead of the tournament.

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SNP MSP Bob Doris has welcomed the success of a new trial programme which has seen dramatic changes in the care of patients who have diabetes.

The ‘Think, Check, Act’ programme, which has been run by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Quality Improvement Hub, and funded by Scottish Government, has seen dramatic changes in the care of patients who have diabetes.

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Fergus Logan, Sheelagh, Keith, Jordan Swankie and Bob Doris MSPBob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow and Deputy Convenor for the Health and Sport Committee chaired the event on 17 June 2015 at Holyrood where he welcomed over 90 guests from across Scotland and the UK to raise awareness of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

PSP is a rare brain disorder that is caused by the progressive death of nerve cells in the brain, leading to difficulty with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. The disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear). The average life expectancy is around seven years from onset. Unfortunately, PSP is often misdiagnosed as a stroke or Parkinson’s disease which is why raising awareness is so important.

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