Go-karting sessions for young people with additional support needs and learning difficulties will commence later this year after Glasgow Airport agreed to fund the cost of four tandem karts through its FlightPath Fund. The charity Kibble is currently creating a major new leisure facility to provide transitional jobs and training opportunities. ‘The Experience’ is being constructed inside the iconic former Rolls Royce factory in Hillington Park and will boast Scotland’s first indoor electric go-karting track.

Kibble intends to dedicate 20 hours every week to ‘Karting with a Conscience’, a social inclusion programme for those with additional support needs or learning difficulties who are unable to drive a go-kart themselves. This programme requires the use of specialised tandem go-karts, four of which are being funded through an award of nearly £40,000 from the FlightPath Fund. The Experience will become a major leisure, training and events centre, creating 50 transitional jobs and 50 work experience placements for young people aged between 16 and 24 every year.

A media event is taking place to announce Glasgow Airport’s partnership with Kibble and you are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew.

The following representatives will be available for interviews/photographs:
L/R: Campbell Mackinnon, Operations Director, Glasgow Airport, Archie Hunter, Chair, Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund,Graham Bell, Chief Executive, Kibble,
Norman Walker, Chairman, Kibble

Pic Peter Devlin