Scottish Greens budget deal saves Blairvadach

Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie, a Glasgow MSP, has today welcomed the announcement by Glasgow City Council that the Blairvadach Outdoor Education Centre has been saved from the axe, following the budget deal struck by the Scottish Greens last week.

A council spokesperson told the Glasgow Times [1], “The Scottish Government’s budget deal with the Greens has provided additional funding for Glasgow. This gives us the space to focus on an alternative future model for Blairvadach and it therefore will not close.

Mr Harvie said:

“I’m delighted that the budget deal struck by the Scottish Greens MSPs has saved Blairvadach. The centre has served the city for 45 years, providing quality outdoor education and developing young people though outdoor and adventurous education.

“Our deal, which delivered an additional £95million for local councils, including over £10.5million for Glasgow, will ensure that important local services can be protected across the country.”

Scottish Greens Pollokshields Councillor Jon Molyneux added:

“I am thrilled that the Scottish Greens budget agreement has secured the immediate future of Blairvadach. The centre has played a pivotal role in the education of thousands of young people for the last four decades and I’m excited about its future with proposals to develop the centre into a climate and ecology education centre in the years ahead.”