Good causes in Glasgow have benefited by more than £700 million over the last 25 years - thanks to the National Lottery.

Since the city's very first grant - £9,500 to purchase equipment for Cottiers Theatre, the National Lottery has invested in over 9,300 projects across Glasgow - from community, arts, sport and heritage sectors.

It comes as the lottery celebrates its 25th birthday, marking the occasion with a film which skips through a quarter-century of funding in just 25 seconds.

The clip highlights 100 different beneficiaries of National Lottery support - including Glasgow's own Science Centre, which received the largest every grant awarded in Scotland of £36million before opening its doors in 2001. 

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Maureen McGinn, chair of The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland said: "When the National Lottery launched in 1994, no one could have anticipated the phenomenal impact it was set to have on good causes across Scotland and beyond. 

“Over the last 25 years, more than £3 billion of National Lottery players money has been invested in more than 64,000 local people and projects across the country.

“Without the funding, many of our most loved and iconic landmarks wouldn’t exist and many charities wouldn’t be changing lives to the degree they are now."

Other projects to receive funding in Glasgow include Emirates Arena, the Riverside Museum, Willow Tearooms, and Kelvin Hall.

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Most National Lottery grants, however, are for £10,000 or less, with recent awardees including £9600 to the Scottish Minority Deaf Children's Society to provide outings for deaf children and their families, as well as £8,325 to AfricAlba for a variety of sports-based activities for young people in Glasgow.

Sir Chris Hoy, six-times Olympic champion, added: “National Lottery funding certainly changed my life; without it, I really wouldn’t have achieved the success I did in my track cycling career.  

"It allowed me to train full time without having to worry about getting another job and really focus on my sport.

“When you hear about how many other lives The National Lottery has changed in the last 25 years, from lucky winners to charities that have received funding, it really brings home the positive impact it has had.”