MSP welcomes cash award for Glenorchy Camanachd

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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the award of more than £2,000 to an Argyll shinty club, putting a motion to the Scottish Parliament.

Mr Cameron lodged his motion after an announcement that £2,306 has been granted to Glenorchy Camanachd, a club based in Dalmally, by sportscotland through the Awards for All Scotland programme.

He said: ‘I am particularly pleased that the money will be used to help deliver weekly shinty training sessions to primary school pupils by volunteer coaches.

‘Shinty has a great tradition in Argyll and is passionately supported by many local people, but if it is to have a secure future then the love of the game, and the skills necessary to play it at a high standard, have to be passed down to the next generation.

‘Although this is a relatively modest sum I felt it was well worth highlighting it in a motion to the Parliament.

‘I am sure that Glenorchy Camanachd will go from strength and strength and I look forward to seeing them in action  when I next get the chance.’