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Working Group on Scottish Sport

Scottish Government response to report

Commenting on the Working Group for Scottish Sport report, Cabinet Secretary for Sport Shona Robison said:

“I welcome this independent report that shows Scotland will continue to be a sporting success on the world stage. I have met the Working Group to discuss their findings and would like to thank Henry McLeish and all of his team for their thoughtful insights into how Scotland can move forward as a sporting nation.

“Building on our vision set out in Scotland’s Future, the Working Group found Scotland could compete as an independent country at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and there are no major barriers to securing Olympic and Paralympic accreditation for an independent Scotland. The group has also suggested ways to build on the support already in place for international athletes - independence will create better opportunities for more athletes, giving more Scottish sportsmen and sportswomen the chance to compete at the highest level of international competition.

“Sport and physical activity is a catalyst to a healthier Scotland and the Group suggests ways to get as many people as possible, especially our young people, more active by better utilising our world class facilities. I look forward to discussing the whole report with colleagues across Government and we will respond to the recommendations in this report in full in due course.”

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