EDM 425: St Kilda Swim 2015

10th September 2015

St Kilda Swim 2015
Session: 2015-16
Date tabled: 10.09.2015
Primary sponsor: Marion Fellows
Sponsors: Lisa Cameron, Anne McLaughlin, Alison Thewliss, Ian Blackford, Drew Hendry

That this House congratulates the members of the St Kilda swim team 2015 who swam from St Kilda to Hushinish on Harris, a distance of 60 miles; notes that seven swimmers swam for 35 hours accompanied by three kayakers and a three-person support boat crew; further notes they raised over £16,000 for Yorkhill Hospital, Aberlour Child Trust, the Fisherman’s Mission and the Leanne Cystic Fibrosis Trust; notes also that this is the first time that this feat has been accomplished; and congratulates Motherwell resident John Dyer, a retired firefighter and grandfather, who took part.

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