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SportScotland to assist to help secure future of North East Ski Centres

Nanette Milne, 03/02/2011

Dr Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East and Shadow Minister for Sport said:

“I very much welcome the positive response which I have received from Sports Minister Shona Robison MSP.

“The Minister has asked SportScotland to explore what assistance may be available and to use its expertise to assist in finding a positive future for the centres.

“The Huntly Nordic Ski Centre has become Scotland’s premier national centre for nordic skiing and is a vital asset in the development of the sport.

“Both North East Ski Centres at Huntly and Alford provide a valuable asset to local people, encouraging the area’s children to take part in sport. The centres have also already produced some sporting stars for Scotland, this year alone there were 3 Olympic athletes who have gone on from skiing based at the Centre, to the very top level of the sport.”

“Having visited Huntly Nordic Ski Centre on several occasions I know at first hand the fantastic local facility which the centre offers to local people as well as the positive economic impact this is having in providing welcome visitors to the local economy as well as a national centre which is already producing the sporting stars of tomorrow.”

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