Sport and the arts


What has the Scottish Parliament done?

Here are a few examples of what has been done in this area:


This act sought to ensure that the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 would be organised effectively.

This act established Creative Scotland, the national organisation responsible for Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries, which came into being on 1 July 2010.

This act sought to improve the governance of the library, including providing it with a modern replacement for its existing Board of Trustees.

Committee inquiries

The Health and Sport Committee called for sportscotland to co-ordinate an urgent examination of volunteer capacity and called on local authorities to do more to facilitate access to local sport facilities.


Historic Scotland agreed to conduct an equalities impact assessment and reassess the site. Its reassessment led to the site being scheduled as a monument of national importance and a review of Historic Scotland’s wider processes for gathering and assessing ‘associative’ information.

What is the Scottish Parliament doing?

Here is an example of what is currently being done in this area:

The Health and Sport Committee is considering the degree of progress made in recent years around access to, and participation in, sport in Scotland. 

Follow the work of the Health and Sport Committee on its webpage.

Follow the work of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee on its webpage.

Official Report

What is said in public in committees and in the Chamber, including debates and statements by Scottish Government Ministers, is recorded in the Official Report.

Use the Official Report search to find details of MSPs’ discussions in the Parliament on a particular issue. 

Questions and motions

MSPs ask questions and lodge motions, some of which are debated, to gather information and raise awareness of issues.

Enter a keyword in the search to find out what MSPs have said about a specific subject.  

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