Sport policy in Scotland

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Abstract / Description of output

Sport is important to Scotland; it has given a lot to the world of sport but Scotland needs to enable and capitalise upon the potential of sport to deliver non-sporting as well as sporting outcomes. The study of Scottish sport presented here provides: an overview and structure of Scottish sport; a briefing on the evolution of sports policy and politics; an evidenced reflection upon elite sport, community sport and school sport in Scotland before providing a summary of key challenges and opportunities. The chapter concludes by providing a summary with five key messages that need to be addressed if Scotland is going to add further substance to the claim of being a sporting nation in the 21st Century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport Policy Across the United Kingdom
Subtitle of host publicationA Comparative Analysis
EditorsMathew Dowling, Spencer Harris, Christopher Macintosh
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781003241232
ISBN (Print)9781032148083
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • sport
  • policy
  • Scotland


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