Results 1–20 of 30 for "edinburgh leisure"

Scottish Parliament: City of Edinburgh Council (Underfunding) ( 3 Sep 2020)

Miles Briggs: As a fellow Edinburgh MSP, the minister will be aware that the chief executive of Edinburgh Leisure has warned that the impact of Covid on its finances will be up to £8 million and that the sector is in crisis. Given the on-going underfunding of the City of Edinburgh Council via the Scottish Government, will the minister commit to a bail-out fund for arm’s-length external organisations...

Scottish Parliament: Sport and Leisure Sector (Barclay Review Recommendations) (15 Nov 2017)

Gordon Lindhurst: ...questions about other matters. Recommendation 24 says that “Charity relief should be reformed/restricted for a small number of recipients” and that arm’s-length external organisations such as Edinburgh Leisure or Xcite in West Lothian should lose their charitable relief. Recommendation 27 says that sports club relief should be reviewed to remove relief from unintended recipients with...

Scottish Parliament: Health (Role of Sport and Leisure) (21 Mar 2019)

Gordon Lindhurst: The minister may be aware of cuts to Edinburgh Leisure’s budget, which are symptomatic of the financial pressures that this Government has put on local authorities. Edinburgh Leisure has recently announced price increases and a 10 per cent reduction in the discount rate for over-65s. Does the minister agree that making sport and leisure facilities more expensive for elderly people in...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Local Government Services) ( 1 Nov 2017)

Gordon Lindhurst: Does the cabinet secretary agree that Edinburgh Leisure, which provides affordable leisure facilities on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, could be devastated by the twin effects of a cut to its budget of several hundreds of thousands of pounds next year and a potentially enormous bill for business rates if the Scottish Government takes on that aspect of the Barclay review recommendations?

Scottish Parliament: Sports Clubs and Leisure Centres ( 4 Oct 2017)

Gordon Lindhurst: The Barclay review has floated the recommendation of ending rates relief for arm’s-length external organisations such as Edinburgh Leisure. That could foot them with a bill of millions of pounds. If the Scottish Government decides to implement that recommendation, is the minister concerned about the potential effects on health if public leisure facilities are stripped back or made more...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 ( 2 Feb 2017)

Alison Johnstone: ...that the Greens secured for local government today, we will be able to save libraries in Edinburgh from a £2.54 million cut, restore £1 million to welfare advice, head off a cut of £400,000 to Edinburgh Leisure and stop £300,000 being cut from the budget for support teachers. That is in his constituency.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health (Sport and Leisure) (29 Nov 2017)

Gordon Lindhurst: The minister will be aware of physical activity programmes such as the healthy active minds project that is run by Edinburgh Leisure to assist those who are facing stress, anxiety and depression. Does she welcome the fact that rates relief for leisure trusts will now be continued, to allow for the provision of such services, thanks to Scottish Conservative pressure, and will she lobby...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Physical Education ( 2 Dec 2010)

Margaret Smith: ...that, as well as getting enough PE in schools, it is important that children are able to get it in their local communities? Does he further agree that it is important that decision makers such as Edinburgh Leisure, which is currently considering the future of Kirkliston leisure centre in my constituency, have regard to the medium and long-term health benefits of sport and resist the...

Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information (15 Mar 2001)

Margo MacDonald: ...are operating to commercial criteria, for any member of the public to gain information from them. I have had recent experience of that when mothers in Edinburgh, who were using the facilities of Edinburgh Leisure, were unable to get the direct answers that they needed from that company, because it was not acting as the council used to.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Local Government (Arm's-length Companies) (22 Mar 2001)

Margo MacDonald: The senior councillor who is the executive member for recreation has said that he is unable to give any answers about what the arm's-length company Edinburgh Leisure does. The councillor who is the executive member for economic development has refused to discuss public appointments.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Olympic Games: Olympic Games (12 Aug 2010)

Nicola Sturgeon: Three countries have booked Scottish based facilities for their preparations for London 2012 (Zambia, Namibia and the British swimming team). Edinburgh Leisure are also in ongoing discussions with a National Paralympic Committee for the use of the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Non-departmental Public Bodies (17 May 2001)

Margo MacDonald: ...the parallel set of non-local government organisations that operate what we used to think of fondly as public services, which were owned by the public and run for the public? I refer particularly to Edinburgh Leisure. Will he take into account the fact that public services have been handed over lock, stock and barrel to people who are not able to run them like private businesses yet are...

Scottish Parliament: Voluntary Sector Funding ( 3 May 2006)

Margo MacDonald: ...sector funding but with the way in which many services that used to be provided by the leisure and recreation departments of councils are now provided by companies. In Edinburgh, that company is Edinburgh Leisure and it has to operate as a company and attempt to show a profit. Therefore, it cannot look on volunteering more kindly than it looks on other, commercial enterprises. As a...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games and Legacy (30 Jan 2014)

Cameron Buchanan: ..., for example, which are very underused at certain times—so that they are more widely available. To me, the operators are the critical organisations in that respect. In the Lothians, that is Edinburgh Leisure, which is an arm’s-length organisation. Bodies such as Edinburgh Leisure must do more to improve access for those who wish to become involved in sports and—this is just as...

Scottish Parliament: World Refugee Day (21 Jun 2022)

Sharon Dowey: ...semblance of normality. However, that is unsustainable. In only a fortnight, the PUSG spent £601 on bus tickets, leaving little for other activities such as English classes or employment support. Edinburgh Leisure has kindly waived its fees for the first six months of Ukrainians’ stay in Edinburgh. Free swimming sessions are welcome, as are the 20 free bus tickets, but I urge Lothian...

Scottish Parliament: Community Sport Inquiry (20 Sep 2012)

Kezia Dugdale: ...is desperately keen to take more ownership of the facilities that it uses. It currently has its eyes on the Seafield pitches down in Malcolm Chisholm’s constituency, which are currently run by Edinburgh Leisure. The club would like to take ownership of those pitches, as it is the only club that uses them just now and believes that it could run and maintain them better. Crucially, it...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games 2014 (18 Dec 2012)

Humza Yousaf: ...Meadowbank. She also made a good—and fair—point about the craft and other fairs that are taking place that could perhaps happen elsewhere in the local area. The minister met the convener of Edinburgh Leisure and it agreed to speak to sportscotland about how Edinburgh can capitalise and make a better sports strategy. Her points should be reflected on further. In relation to Alison...

Scottish Parliament: Social Prescribing (18 Feb 2020)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...people are self-prescribing social interventions, and as Dr William Bird said to our committee, we should do everything that we can to ensure that we do not impede that access. I pay tribute to Edinburgh Leisure in my constituency. It seeks to bridge the health inequality divide by offering those who are out of work and on state benefits access to Edinburgh Leisure training facilities at a...

Scottish Parliament: Youth Football ( 2 Jun 2015)

Cameron Buchanan: ...and senior teams. Spartans is a model of diversity, housing the senior men’s, junior and women’s teams under the same roof, which I think is very important. The partnership between the club and Edinburgh Leisure has shown what can be achieved with public and private co-operation. I have always believed that, if clubs set aside rivalries, we could have a far more integrated youth...

Scottish Parliament: Social Isolation and Loneliness (29 Jan 2019)

Alex Rowley: ...of the cuts to see that that is a fact. Last year, Inverclyde Council withdrew free swimming for over-60s. The City of Edinburgh Council’s recent budget proposals include a £350,000 budget cut to Edinburgh Leisure, followed by three years of £1 million cuts to its budget. Moray Council is proposing to shut two swimming pools and libraries. Further examples of changes that are being...


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