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: 19 June 2019

This meeting will be held at 7pm. Due to the extension of Parliamentary business this will be a very short procedural meeting to cover AGM business only.


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Oliver Barsby

Carole Sutherland

Ron Sutherland

John Clayton

Gavin Newlands MP


Scottish Sports Association - secretary

Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Sports Council

Football Managers and Coaches Scotland (GMB)

Leisure and Culture Dundee

National Trust For Scotland

PAHRC University of Edinburgh

Scottish Archery

Scottish Football Association

Scottish Police Recreation Association

Scottish Student Sport

Scottish Target Shooting

Scottish Women in Sport


Swimtime UK Training Academy

Triathlon Scotland

Get involved

Next meeting:
19 June 2019




Alison Johnstone MSP

0131 348 6362

Liz Smith MSP

0131 348 6762

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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