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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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Drinks (Under-16s) (13 Jun 2018)

Aileen Campbell: ...the co-ordinating body for leisure trusts, on whether measures can be taken by its members to place age restrictions on the sale of energy drinks to under-16s. Such action has already been taken by Edinburgh Leisure and West Lothian Leisure, and I commend them for doing so. Sporta’s members manage around 1,300 facilities in Scotland that include everything from gyms to museums, which a...

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

Christine Grahame: ...are the concerns of ALEOs and community sports clubs regarding the collective impact of these recommendations which, it understands, if implemented, could cost millions of pounds for ALEOs, such as Edinburgh Leisure, which provides public recreational facilities often at a fraction of the cost of other sports facilities; highlights what it sees as the important role that ALEOs and...

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: Doon Valley Boxing Club ( 8 Dec 2016)

Aileen Campbell: ...and, through the spirit of 2012 trust, we are investing in collecting data about what works in getting our inactive population active. Yesterday, I was impressed by the work that is happening at Edinburgh Leisure, which is truly targeting and engaging with the community in order to figure out what it needs to do differently to get its inactive population active across all ages.

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: Commonwealth Games and Legacy (30 Jan 2014)

Marco Biagi: ...—not just because it has occasionally moonlighted as a venue for election counts that have run late into the night—I see Fiona Hyslop reliving some memories—but because it houses my local Edinburgh Leisure gym. However, what was once state of the art faces the same issues of ageing. The Scottish Government has shown no shortage of commitment to Edinburgh—I point to the national...

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: 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: 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 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: St Andrew's Day (29 Nov 2007)

Linda Fabiani: ...themed their activities on the day around the many cultures that make up Scotland's people. We are creating new events such as the St Andrew's day debate and we are working with new partners such as Edinburgh Leisure, Dance Base and the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The Government is spending £400,000 on St Andrew's day and a further £300,000 on the winter festival, giving sponsorship to...

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...


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