Health and Sport Committee: Sport - One Year On...

PUBLISHED: Feb 17, 2014
CATEGORY: SSA Publications & Policies 

The Health and Sport Committee launched an inquiry on the topic of support for community sport on 2 July 2012.

The inquiry addressed the following themes—

  • The contribution of people – focusing on the role of volunteers – and looking at how to ensure they have the opportunities and support necessary to best contribute to sport at a local level 
  • The benefit of local sports clubs both to (i) the preventative health agenda and (ii) their communities;
  • The importance of places for sport, in terms of availability, accessibility,  affordability, and the quality of facilities.


January saw SSA Policy Director Kim Atkinson, along with members Nigel Holl of Scottish Athletics and Gavin MacLeod of Scottish Disability Sport, contribute to a committee evidence session on community sport.

For a transcript summary of this discussion:


For the video of this evidence session:


The committee's next session on sport is Tuesday 18th February. The agenda is as follows:

Inquiry into support for community sport: The Committee will take evidence from—

Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Scottish Government;

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Glasgow 2014 Ltd;

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive, sportscotland.

To view this session live:


The committee's report on community sport can be read HERE.