This briefing sets out the main issues relating to community sport in Scotland, including the legislative and policy context, and funding of sport in Scotland. It provides an overview of the governance of sport at national, regional and local levels. The briefing considers developments in relation to volunteering and coaching, as well as sports facilities (including the development of Community Sports Hubs). The briefing examines levels of participation in sport and discusses the wider perceived economic and social benefits of sport to Scotland. A recurring theme is the distinctiveness of sport from physical activity - a definition of these terms is given at the start of the briefing, and this theme is reflected on throughout the briefing.
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Published: 30 August 2012