Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games ‘have not inspired Scots to be more active’

Source: The National

Date: 27-November-2017

The number of Scots taking part in sporting activities has not improved over the past 10 years, despite hopes of a Commonwealth Games legacy. Holyrood’s Health and Sport Committee warned it found no evidence that last year’s £500 million of public funding has increased the number of people becoming active.

The committee today revealed the conclusions of phase two of its Sport for Everyone report, offering recommendations on how to remove barriers to Scots taking part in sporting and physical activities.

A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “The Scottish Government is doing many things to encourage people in Scotland to be more active – regardless of age, gender, or economic circumstance.”

“We have ambitions of making Scotland the world’s first “Daily Mile” nation – encouraging everyone to walk at least one mile per day.”

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