First Minister visits sportscotland Institute of Sport (East)

Principal Steve Chapman with Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister

First Minister, Alex Salmond, and Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, visited the sportscotland Institute of Sport (East), Centre for Sport and Exercise at Heriot-Watt University on 6 November and both were welcomed by Professor Steve Chapman, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt.

The visit formed part of the First Minister's announcement that the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 was delivered £25m under budget, and reminded people of the Scottish Government's commitment to investing £6m into Scotland's first ever para-sports centre and £2m to supporting the successful Legacy programme.

Also present from Heriot-Watt were Catriona McAllister, Director of Sport and Exercise and Craig Faill, Institute Network Manager at sportscotland Centre for Sport (East).

Several Heriot-Watt athletes who competed in the Commonwealth Games 2014 were also part of the event, including Kathryn Johnstone who finished sixth in the 50m breaststroke and reached the semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke, and Sammi Kinghorn who competed in the Athletics Disability T54 and 1500m events (pictured right with the First Minister).