How are the SNP providing facilities for the next generation of Scottish Olympians and Paralympians?
We are improving the supporting infrastructure for sport, including through the development of the National Performance Centre for Sport in Edinburgh.
A £12 million redevelopment of the National Sports Training Centre in Largs was also officially opened by the First Minister in August 2017. The Centre is the first facility of its kind in the UK, providing a residential sports training centre designed with inclusivity in mind – ensuring Scotland is even better placed to support disabled athletes.
We will also deliver a network of regional sports centres around the country with a mixture of facilities for community use and to enable elite athletes to train in Scotland – creating better pathways for more people to reach their sporting potential.
Since the SNP came to office, annual investment in para-sports has risen from £250,750 in 2007-08 to £653,600 in 2015-16 – an increase of 160 per cent. A total of £5,182,500 has been invested in Scottish Disability Sport since the SNP entered office in 2007.