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Chamber and committees

Bob and Blether Swims for International Women’s Day

  • Submitted by: Roz McCall, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12716

That the Parliament commends the members of the St Andrews sea-swimming group, Bob and Blether, who organised a charity event for International Women’s Day; understands that the event raised the sum of £6,000 for Dundee Women's Aid, an organisation that supports women and children in their community who have experienced domestic abuse or violence; notes that the swim group has 80 members and was established in 2022; understands that the event, which was held on 8 March 2024, started with a 6.00 am "swimrise" in the waters off Kingsbarn beach in Fife, followed by hot drinks in a local café and optional sessions with Wild Scottish Sauna; notes that, following the physical sessions, the group convened at nearby Cambo House, where they enjoyed a breakfast supplied by local businesses, and congratulates everyone involved on what it sees as a highly magnanimous initiative.


Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Jackson Carlaw, Maggie Chapman, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Tim Eagle, Annabelle Ewing, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White