Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport visited Paisley recently to take a look at the St Mirren Airdrome at Greenhill Road. The indoor facility can be used for a number of sports as well as health and fitness activities. Paisley’s MSP, George Adam introduced her to Brian Caldwell the chief executive of St Mirren who conducted a guided tour.
Speaking on the visit George said:
‘St Mirren are a football club with a vision. This permanent structure, the first of its kind in Scotland, provides all-weather training facilities for a range of sports.
‘The club can see that this facility will allow the next generation of young sportspeople to train and develop.
‘The Airdrome not only benefits the football team but the local community with local teams being able to use the facility as well as local schools.
‘Shona was impressed with the Airdrome and I was delighted that Kelburne Hockey Club representatives Duncan McInness and Billy Anderson took their time to see the facilities.
‘It should be remembered that this £150,000 training facility was devised and funded purely through the efforts of the club and they should be congratulated for their efforts to ensure that Paisley has such a fantastic all year round facility.’