Moray SNP News
MORAY MSP HAILS SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR PLAY PARKS24/03/2023
Richard Lochhead MSP has warmly welcomed additional funding of £50m for refurbishing local authority play parks across Scotland.
The additional £50 million of funds will be allocated over three years on the following basis:
- 2023-24 - £10 million
- 2024-25 - £15 million
- 2025-26 - £25 million
The Scottish Government committed to investing £60m over the course of the Parliament for investment in Scotland’s play parks and has already delivered £10m of that funding in 2021 and 2022.
Moray Council is set to receive a total of £469,000 as part of its share of the £60m investment, with £188,000 allocated to Moray for this financial year.
Welcoming this investment in Moray’s play parks, SNP MSP Richard Lochhead said:
“Outdoor play and access to high quality play areas is hugely important for the development and wellbeing of our children. Playing outdoors not only has benefits for their physical health but their mental health too.
“I’m delighted that Moray is set to benefit from this investment by the Scottish Government in Scotland’s play parks and I look forward to hearing more about how Moray Council intends to use this funding to benefit children and communities across Moray.”
Read more about the funding here: https://www.gov.scot/news/renewing-scotlands-play-parks-1/