Cash boost for young people

Young people are to benefit from a share of pound;95 million of "redeployed resources" which the Scottish Executive has found from its end-of-year surpluses.

It will be used to improve the quality of life across a range of services and pound;28m has been allocated to children and young people. The overall figure was announced in June by Andy Kerr, the Finance Minister, and has now been re-launched after local authorities submitted their proposals and had them approved.

With three councils still to confirm their plans, the money includes pound;3.8m for promoting healthy eating among young people, pound;3.2m for sport promotion, pound;2.7m for library resources, pound;2.4m for drinking-water fountains in schools and pound;1.9m for swimming lessons.

The sums range from pound;12.5m for Glasgow to pound;571,000 for Orkney, and also include projects to clean up the environment.

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