As set out in our 2020-2024 Strategy, we are expanding on the nature and unique structure of sports councils. Scottish ClubSport is committed to growing the foundations put in place over the last 40 years by SALSC. The evolution of a national and local structure relevant to the sporting landscape of today will see sports councils embrace new opportunities and a modernised clubsport framework, engage knowledge and empower sports and non-sporting networks to work together at a local level.

Scottish ClubSport has identified four priority areas. These are:

Membership Development

Advocacy Activity

Volunteer Support

Strong governance


sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland. Their vision is an active Scotland where everyone benefits from sport. Scottish ClubSport is a national partner of sportscotland and we support their six key principles; Inclusive, Accountable, Responsive, Person centred, Collaborative, World class.

As the national agency for sport their role is to make sure sport plays its part in a thriving Scotland. They do this by influencing, informing and investing in the organisations and people who deliver sport and physical activity.

They have an important part to play alongside other agencies to deliver an active Scotland where more people are more active more often. An active Scotland is one where people are encouraged to participate, progress and achieve in sport. At the same time people become more active – and stay active.


Decathlon is a family-owned company, founded in 1976, and inspired by the belief that the best sports products should be accessible to everyone.

Ever-evolving and high performance design, the best quality at the lowest possible price, and expert advice that customers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels can access in-store or online, from anywhere, at any time, is what makes Decathlon who they are. And they’re pretty proud of that.

Scottish ClubSport have partnered with Decathlon to ensure that more clubs and individuals have access to equipment and resource.

Scottish Student Sport

Scottish Student Sport is a democratically constituted, innovative, membership organisation, comprising both students and professional staff from colleges and universities across Scotland. They foster several key partnerships – most notably with sportscotland, Scottish Funding Council and British Universities and Colleges Sport – in the delivery of their objectives.

SSS has proved itself to be a key part of the sporting landscape in Scotland. Outward facing, they engage with key partners, linking effectively with Sports Governing Bodies and other national bodies, and strive to reflect and represent the role which Scotland’s Universities & Colleges can play in the nation’s future health, physical activity and sporting success.

National LGBTI Sports Group

Scottish ClubSport are a proud member of the LGBTI Sports Group. The National LGBTI Sports Group is a national group which exists to have a strategic overview of matters of LGBTI equality within sport in Scotland. It was established in 2013 as one of the recommendations from the Out for Sport report.

The National Group recognise that LGBTI people experience particular issues that prevent their equal access and participation in sport; and that LGBTI-phobia in sport causes significant barriers and inequality in sport. It is therefore committed to full inclusion of LGBTI people in sport and physical activity and to tackling LGBTI-phobia within sport.

The terms of reference for the group can be found here. The group is Chaired by LEAP Sports and membership of the group consists of strategic partners, umbrella bodies, national LGBTI organisations and sports governing body representatives.


Actify is a new online platform that hosts a range of digital content designed to help people become more active, more often. The Actify ambition is to be a quality source of information and resources for those interested in learning about physical activity and realising the potential benefits.

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