An SNP MP has welcomed the announcement that the Cathkin Braes Activity Centre has been awarded a £1 million grant from the Scottish Government.
The award from the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund will help convert the former St Martin’s Church in Castlemilk into an activity centre for the benefit of the Castlemilk community and wider users of the Cathkin Braes Country Park.
The proposed centre will act as a community hub, offering skills development and will be a base for bringing further social and economic development to the area. It will also feature a range of mountain biking facilities, making the sport accessible to the local community.
Commenting, Stewart McDonald MP for Glasgow South said:
“In 2014, the eyes of the world were on Glasgow when we hosted the Commonwealth Games and the mountain bike track at Cathkin Braes was central to that.
“We have a world class facility here in Castlemilk and we must ensure that the legacy of the games is preserved and benefits local people, that’s why I am so delighted that the Activity Centre has been granted this funding to help carry the project forward.
“This centre will bring much needed regeneration to an area of Castlemilk with a great spirit and I know how hard the community are working on this project. It is thoroughly well deserved.”