James Heatly’s diving success commended in Parliamentary motion.


Lothian MSP Miles Briggs has marked the diving medal success of Edinburgh’s James Heatly in a Parliamentary motion lodged today at Holyrood. The motion congratulates James and hopes his example will inspire other divers across Lothian and further boost the profile of the sport.


Speaking today Miles said:


“ James’ medal success is great boost to diving in Scotland and the sport’s profile. His hard work and dedication have been rightly rewarded in the Gold Coast competition and it is brilliant to see him achieve this success and follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. He has every chance of going on to achieve even greater medal success in the future and his example has the potential to inspire a new generation of divers.


“ We should also congratulate Lucas Thomson, a pupil at Balerno High School, on reaching the final at just 16 years old along with James Heatly.


“ With the diving competitions of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships being held at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh this summer, it’s a great time for young people in Lothian to consider taking up the sport and getting involved.”




* Please see below a copy of the motion.


Motion Number: S5M-11589
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 12/04/2018

Title: James Heatly’s Bronze Diving Success

Motion Text:

That the Parliament warmly congratulates Edinburgh’s James Heatly on securing Bronze for diving at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games; notes that James, a former pupil of George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, won the medal in the men’s 1m Springboard final to become the first Scot to win a Commonwealth Games diving medal for six decades, with the last Scot to achieve this being his late grandfather, Sir Peter Heatly, in 1958; considers that James’ medal success is richly deserved and based on hard work and dedication, and is an example that can inspire divers across Lothian and Scotland and will boost the profile of the sport, and wishes James every success in the future.

Miles Briggs