A £100,000 plan to install two tennis courts and a basket ball court in Victoria Park has received a funding boost, after the Scottish Government announced that they are to foot half of the bill.
The proposals are apparently for the disused former courts area, and so shouldn’t be confused with mooted plans to convert some of the underused bowling greens in the park to other uses as well.
The funding is from the Active Place fund, and is one of the means that the Scottish Government hopes to give the Commonwealth Games some sporting legacy after the games themselves are over. The Victoria Park project is one of 45 sports projects across Scotland to have received cash.
It’s not clear whether the remaining £50,000 required to build the project has already been secured by the council, but nevertheless, now that nearly half the cash has been secured, this will increase the chances that other funders will back the project.
Louise Martin CBE, Chair of sportscotland, said: “I am delighted that another 45 projects are set to benefit from the Active Places Fund, as we aim to encourage more people of all ages and abilities to become involved in sport and physical activity.
“sportscotland and the Scottish Government are working closely to deliver a successful sporting legacy from Glasgow 2014, and the Active Places Fund is a key component of that vision.”