Scotland has the potential to be a great sporting nation. We are known worldwide for the passion with which we support our sporting teams. With the right facilities, and the right attitude, we can help to improve the nation’s health, and productivity.
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 offers the chance of a lasting legacy for Scotland. This year, we’ve launched Active Scotland, with sporting events planned throughout the year. We are creating opportunities for communities to get moving with the ‘Get Scotland Dancing’ initiative.
The SNP has ensured all children have the opportunity to learn to swim before leaving school. The Cashback for Communities scheme, which uses money from the proceeds of crime, is continually investing in Scottish sports; promotes a healthy lifestyle and offering free sporting sessions to youngsters in some of the most deprived areas of the country.
- Invested in our young people – We have invested £7.6 million through Cashback for Communities, through the SFA, SRU, Scottish Sports Futures, and Sports Facilities Fund. Healthier children mean a healthier future for Scotland.
- Supported Scotland’s bid – We worked hard along with various partners across Scotland to help bring the 2014 Commonwealth Games and focused on ensuring a lasting legacy for Scotland. These games will activate the entire nation to live a more active lifestyle.
- Investing in grassroots sports facilities – Local, vibrant sports facilities are often the hub of a local community, therefore, we believe that every community should have the opportunity to participate in sport regardless of where they live or what their background is.
A Sporting Nation
A successful Glasgow 2014 - We are working to ensure the Commonwealth Games is a success for Scotland, with winning Scottish performances and a sports and health legacy for people across Scotland.
More sports opportunities - We will extend the Cashback for Communities scheme, taking more money off more criminals so we can give young Scots more opportunities to take part in sport.