South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has highlighted the consistent string of investments in the region, following the announcement of a further £250,000 to create a sports centre within the college complex at the Crichton Campus.
The plans will see office space turned into a fitness suite including exercise equipment, changing rooms and a reception area.
Commenting, the SNP MSP said:
“A new sports centre will be a fantastic asset for Dumfries and Galloway college, offering an enhanced curriculum and leading to increased employment opportunities. It will also be a great way to attract athletes from across Scotland to access the new facilities.
“This is just the latest in a string of investments in the region from the SNP Scottish Government. The importance of sports was highlighted with an unprecedented £1million project to deliver 3G pitches in the area. When Westminster failed, the SNP stepped in to deliver the much needed Hardgrove to Kinmount upgrade as part of a £36 million investment in road schemes across Dumfries and Galloway.”
“All this comes in spite of a huge cut to Scotland’s capital budget from Westminster.
“I am proud to be a member of a party who have shown such commitment to the south of Scotland.”