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Youth Sport Written Answer, 06/08/14 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Bob Doris' (SNP) question asking the Scottish Governement how it works with sportscotland and other partners to promote sporting pathways for young people so that aspiring athletes have the best chance of competing at major international events.

The Cabinet Secretary for Commonweath Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners' Rights, Shona Robinson, replied that the spectacular success of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow shows that Scotland has a world class sporting system.

The Scottish Government continue to work with sportscotland to invest in school, club and community sport to provide the very best foundation for sporting excellence. We have already announced that up to 50 million will be invested in Active Schools between 2015 and 2019.

Building on this strong foundation in 2015-16 we are investing 24 million in a new National Performance Centre for Sport at Heriot-Watt University which will be a centerpiece of the world class sporting system.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 6 August 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 6 August 2014