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26 June 2013

Parliamentary Recognition for Community Alert Day

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has backed up his praise for the Buckie Thistle Football Development’s Community Alert Day, which he attended recently and judged to be “truly impressive”, with recognition for the event in the Scottish Parliament.

Mr Stevenson tabled a Motion commending the event and applauding the organisers for staging it.

Commenting, Mr Stevenson said:

“I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Community Alert Day in Buckie recently and it thought it was a very worthwhile event for those attending.

“I sat in on a number of the presentations and it was clear that we have another year-intake of active and engaged pupils who were not only enjoying making friends from other schools but also asking serious questions of the various agencies involved.

“Buckie Thistle Football Development and their partner organisations are to be commended for this initiative.

“I’m delighted to give the event and the organisers a wee bit of Parliamentary recognition for their efforts and I’m sure next year’s event will continue the trend of being better than the previous year’s.”

Note: Text of the Scottish Parliament Motion reads:

That the Parliament commends the drug and alcohol awareness Community Alert Day, which recently took place at Buckie Community High School for primary seven pupils in the school’s catchment area; applauds Buckie Thistle Football Development, NHS Grampian, St Andrew’s Ambulance, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Quarriers’ Carers Support Service-Moray, local sports clubs, Active Schools and the Out of the Darkness Theatre Company for helping to deliver this event; considers that the advice on drugs that the pupils received will play a vital role in helping to ensure that they know the consequences of taking drugs; understands that the event gave pupils the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, thus showing them that there are alternatives to drug taking, and applauds the work that the Scottish Government is doing to ensure that Scotland’s school pupils are educated on the consequences of substance misuse, allowing them to make informed choices about how best to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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