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About Sportscotland

About Sportscotland

sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland. Their vision is an active Scotland where everyone benefits from sport. In an active Scotland we will all find ways to be physically active every day. Keeping moving at home and at work. Taking an active approach to getting around. Choosing to be active in our leisure time.

More of us will take part in sport because we see it being relevant to our lives. Being involved in ways that suit us. Meeting fewer barriers. Feeling more included. We will all experience more of the benefits of sport. For some of us, by taking part. For others, through our communities.


They are a non-departmental public body, responsible through ministers to the Scottish Parliament. They are also a National Lottery Fund distributor and are governed by National Lottery distribution rules.

sportscotland has three directorates - sports development, high performance and corporate services - and they have a wide range of partnerships running the length and breadth of the country (ourselves included in that range).


They deliver from bases across Scotland, including their headquarters in Glasgow, the sportscotland institute of sport in Stirling and their regional bases in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Inverness.

The sportscotland Trust Company operates three national training centres, which provide quality, affordable and appropriate residential and sporting facilities for people to develop in sport. 

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