Inverclyde Officially Opens
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined Paralympians, Commonwealth Games athletes and local schools to celebrate the official opening of our building for sportscotland – the Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre in Largs.
Following a £12million redevelopment, funded by sportscotland and the Scottish Government, Inverclyde is now a world-class residential sports training centre designed with inclusivity at its heart, making it the first of its kind in the UK.
Ms Sturgeon said:
“This facility is stunning. The building is stunning to look at, what is inside is amazing and it's in a beautiful setting.
"The bedrooms are fully inclusive residential spaces for athletes to use and they have - I say this as an Ayrshire person - probably the best view in the whole country.
"It is no exaggeration to say that this facility, and particularly the completely inclusive nature of the facility, makes it unique - perhaps not just in Scotland but anywhere in the world.
"That's a fantastic accolade and one that everybody involved can be proud of."
Stewart Harris, chief executive of sportscotland, said:
“Sports facilities are the best they have ever been in Scotland with a network of quality facilities the length and breadth of the country, including Aberdeen Sports Village and the national performance centre (Oriam) in Edinburgh (both by Reiach and Hall Architects).
“Inverclyde is an important addition to that sporting estate, making sport more accessible and giving everyone from the local community to our aspiring Paralympic athletes a bespoke training facility to enable them to reach their goals, at every level.”