Motion ref. S6M-05584
Launch of the Ian Findlay Path Fund
Submitted by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Ariane Burgess, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Bob Doris, Annabelle Ewing, Ross Greer, Bill Kidd, Dean Lockhart, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Paul Sweeney
That the Parliament commends the launch of the new Ian Findlay Path Fund, worth £1.5 million, which supports path management projects that improve the accessibility and resilience of existing paths between homes, community services, active travel routes and public transport facilities or connections; notes that the fund is managed by Scotland’s walking charity, Paths for All, and supported by Transport Scotland; understands that the fund has been developed as a tribute to Ian Findlay, late chief officer at Paths For All; further understands that the fund will enable more people to walk, wheel or cycle for their everyday journeys in order to improve air quality, reduce CO2 emissions and improve physical health and mental wellbeing; understands that the fund is now accepting applications from community groups, development trusts and charities; encourages communities looking to improve the accessibility of their local path networks to apply for a share of the fund, and wishes the fund and the selected projects every success for the future.