John Finnie MSP has congratulated Badenoch and Strathspey based Roots and Shoots on being awarded the Highland Council’s Play Improvement Group’s annual Highland Play Award.
Roots and Shoots is a not for profit social enterprise launched in May 2016 with the aim of increasing outdoor play opportunities for all in Badenoch and Strathspey and the Cairngorms.
“I would like to congratulate Roots and Shoots on winning the Highland Play Award.
“Encouraging children and families to play outdoors is of vital importance to childhood development and this award recognises the organisations that have done the most to promote play in their region.
“I very much welcome the work Highland Council’s Play Improvement Group does to promote self-directed free play with daily access to the outdoors
“Roots and Shoots is a fine example of a not for profit social enterprise which works for the benefit of its local community by aiming to increase outdoor play opportunities for all in Badenoch, Strathspey, and the Cairngorms.
“Their aim of supporting disadvantaged families in Badenoch and Strathspey to play outdoor is admirable and I wish them great success in their work in the future.”