Inquiry into Support for Community Sport



The Health and Sport Committee launched an inquiry on the topic of support for community sport on 2 July 2012.

The inquiry addressed the following themes—

  • The contribution of people – focusing on the role of volunteers – and looking at how to ensure they have the opportunities and support necessary to best contribute to sport at a local level 
  • The benefit of local sports clubs both to (i) the preventative health agenda and (ii) their communities;
  • The importance of places for sport, in terms of availability, accessibility,  affordability, and the quality of facilities.


The Committee issued a call for written views which ran from 2 July 2012 - 17 August 2012. Read the call for written views.

Read the written submissions received

The Committee took oral evidence on its inquiry at its meetings on 4 September, 11 September, 25 September and 2 October.

On 24 September the Committee visited St Maurice’s High School sports hub, Cumbernauld. 

  • Note of visit to St Maurice’s High School sports hub, Cumbernauld (74KB pdf)

On 24 September the Committee also visited Aberdeen Sports Village, Aberdeen.

On 4 June 2013 the Committee took evidence from Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport; Donnie Jack, Deputy Director for Sport and Physical Activity, and Stewart Harris, Chief Executive, sportscotland.


1st Report, 2013 (Session 4): Report on Inquiry into Support for Community Sport


The Committee held a chamber debate on its inquiry into community sport on 20 September 2012.