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Scottish Swimming Announces New Partnership with Edinburgh Airport


Scottish Swimming and Edinburgh Airport are delighted to announce a new partnership to support Scottish Swimming national events, in particular the Scottish National Diving Championships & Thistle Trophy and the Scottish National Short Course Swimming Championship, both of which are held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh during December.

Forbes Dunlop, Chief Executive at Scottish Swimming, is delighted about the new relationship, which officially launches on 1st December.  "We are delighted to welcome Edinburgh Airport to our portfolio of commercial partners. Both Scottish Swimming and Edinburgh Airport have ambition and commitment to be world class in our respective fields so there is great synergy in what we do and the values we share.

"We are looking forward to a successful partnership and would like to thank all those involved in the process."

Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive Gordon Dewar said:  “Edinburgh Airport is delighted to be backing a world class organisation like Scottish Swimming - and we’re looking forward to the two competition events later this month here in Edinburgh.

“We share similar values of performance excellence and a commitment to delivering for Scotland on the world stage – and this promises to be the start of a very special relationship.”

Edinburgh Airport’s support will be launched ahead of the Scottish National Diving Championships at the Royal Commonwealth Pool this weekend.  This event will attract a number of athletes from across the UK and as far afield as Dubai including home favourites Scotland’s own Grace Reid and James Heatly who will both be looking to continue the form which witnessed  them pick up medals at the FINA Diving World Series and the European Games in Baku earlier this year.

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The Scottish National and Open Diving Championships & Thistle Trophy take place from the 4-6 December 2015 RCP Edinburgh. More information about the event can be found here:


Open Media Call Invite: Scottish Swimming Scottish Swimming Announces New Partnership with Edinburgh Airport
Date:  Tuesday 1st December 2015
Location:  Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh
Time:  11.00 – 12.30

Chief Executive of Scottish Swimming, Forbes Dunlop and Gordon Robertson, Communications Director of Edinburgh Airport will be in attendance for interview. Also available for interview are Grace Reid and James Heatly, both of whom will be at the venue making final preparations ahead of the weekend’s National Championships.

Photographs will be available following the photocall from Neil Hannah ( or from Kirsten Phillips at Scottish Swimming (

For more information about Scottish Swimming, please contact Kirsten Phillips, Communications Manager at Scottish Swimming on 01786 466533/07730 661788 or

For more information about Edinburgh Airport please contact Erik Geddes, Communications Manager on 0131 561 8628 or

About Scottish Swimming
Scottish Swimming is the national governing body for swimming in Scotland. Scottish Swimming represents our clubs, swim schools, aquatic disciplines, athletes, coaches and thousands of talented and committed volunteers across the entire swimmer pathway. We are focused on delivering in the following key areas to reach our vision to ensure that everyone can swim: learn to swim, participation in aquatic activities, club development, coaching partnerships and performance.

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About Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's busiest airport. More than 40 airlines serve 130-plus destinations and 10.2 million passengers passed through the airport in 2014 – the busiest year ever for a Scottish airport.

July 2015 was the airport’s busiest month ever with over 1.2 million passengers travelling through its terminal.  It is the 6th largest in the UK, in terms of passenger numbers, and employs over 7000 people, contributing hundreds of millions of pounds to Scotland’s economy.


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