Purpose of the group

  1. To support the development of sport, sporting and being active opportunities towards a more active Scotland
  2. To ensure that sport/being active, and the benefits of sport and being active, have a high profile in the Scottish Parliament
  3. To influence Scottish Government policy
  4. To liaise with sportscotland, Scottish Governing Bodies of sport and other relevant national and active recreation organisations in Scotland so that such organisations will be able to keep MSPs informed on matters affecting Scottish sport and a more active Scotland.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Cllr Lenny Pirie

Charlie Raeburn

David McColgan

Emma Broadhurst 

Helen Todd

James Kelly MSP

Jane Harvey

Jim Moyes

John Clayton

Oliver Barsby

Paul Okroj

Professor Grant Jarvie

Scott Hastings

Sharon Clough

Suzanne Hargreaves


Scottish Sports Association - secretary

Association of British Riding Schools (Scotland)

Cricket Scotland

Gala Rugby & Community Sports Club

TLJT Athletics Club

GMB Scotland



Leisure and Culture Dundee


Live Active Leisure Ltd

Netball Scotland

North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd.

Parkour UK

Paths for All

Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), University of Edinburgh

Ramblers Scotland

Royal Caledonian Curling Club

Scottish Archery Association


Scottish Association for Mental Health

Scottish Auto Cycle Union

Scottish Canoe Association

Scottish Council of Independent Schools

Scottish Cycling

Scottish Disability Sport

Scottish FA

Scottish Orienteering Association

Scottish Police Recreation Association

Scottish Rugby

Scottish Student Sport

Scottish Target Shooting

Scottish Volleyball Association

Scottish Women in Sport


SportsAid Scotland

Table Tennis Scotland

Tennis Scotland

Volunteer Scotland

Waterski & Wakeboard Scotland

West Lothian Leisure

Youth Scotland

YouthLink Scotland 

Get involved

Next meeting:




Alison Johnstone MSP

0131 348 6362

Liz Smith MSP

0131 348 6762

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP