S4M-02571: Glasgow’s East End, the Home of Sport

03 Aug 2012

S4M-02571 John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (Scottish National Party): That the Parliament warmly welcomes the news that the International Paralympic Committee has chosen Glasgow to host the 2015 European Swimming Championships; understands that more than 500 swimmers from over 40 countries are expected to compete at the championships, which will be held at the new Tollcross International Aquatic Centre in Glasgow’s east end; notes that this is the same pool in which the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games swimming competitions are due to be held; understands that the venue is undergoing a £13.7 million upgrade, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2013; believes that this will be a significant boost to the local economy and community in Glasgow’s east end, and wishes all participants well as they train for 2015.