Gordon MP Richard Thomson 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.
Aberdeenshire Council is set to receive a total of £3,683,000 as part of its share of the £60m investment, with £616,000 allocated to Aberdeenshire for this financial year. Aberdeen City will receive £373,000 this year as part of its total of £2,237,000 over the five year period.
Welcoming this investment in the North-east’s play parks, SNP MP Richard Thomson said:
“Our local playparks are vitally important for the development and wellbeing of children and are appreciated by parents. Outdoor play also has huge benefits for the physical and mental health of children.
“I’m delighted that the North-east 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 our councils intend to use this funding to benefit children and communities across North-east.”
Read more about the funding here: https://www.gov.scot/news/renewing-scotlands-play-parks-1/