sportscotland (officially styled sportscotland), formerly the Scottish Sports Council, is the national agency for sport in Scotland. Their stated aim is to build a world class sporting system for everyone in Scotland.

The Scottish Sports Council was established in 1972 by royal charter.[1] The body works in partnership with public, private and voluntary organisations. As an executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, sportscotland advises ministers and implements government policy for sport and physical recreation. In 2002/03 sportscotland invested approximately £48 million of government grants and lottery funds.

The organisation runs three national sport centres:[2]

In 1998 sportscotland set up the sportscotland institute of sport near the University of Stirling to deliver high performance expertise to sports and athletes in Scotland.

sportscotland is the main sponsor for scottishathletics.


  1. Queen Elizabeth II, 1971 Royal Charter: The Scottish Sports Council
  2. sportscotland (13 April 2016). "National Centres". Retrieved 24 October 2016.

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