Sport

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th March 2011.

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Photo of Richard Simpson Richard Simpson Labour

Question S3W-39870

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to increase awareness of the protection benefits of helmets for skiers and snowboarders.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

It is the role of the governing body, in this instance, Snowsport Scotland, to ensure that skiers and snowboarders are aware of the protection benefits of helmets when participating in their sport. The International Ski Federation strongly recommends the use of helmets for recreational skiing, and Snowsports Scotland supports this advice. Helmets are already compulsory in competitions.

Further information can be found on Snowsport Scotland’s website at: http://www.snowsportscotland.org/disciplines/show/1.

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