Observatory for Sport in Scotland

Welcome

The idea of establishing an Observatory for Sport in Scotland is based on a number of Observatories already up and running in Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Switzerland, countries that are well respected for their high levels of sports participation.  A number of colleagues in Scotland have also combined their ideas.

Our vision is to build an evidence-based platform that recognises the potential for improvement across the range of sports activities and levels, including school sport, but with a particular focus on community sport, which we see as the primary underpinning infrastructure.

The platform would be built on the development of a set of criteria, recognising, but significantly enhancing existing models, collecting data and measuring community sport participation, and facilitate benchmarking with other countries, such as Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, with high levels of sport participation and good governance.

The Observatory will fill a gap in the Scottish sports landscape by creating a body which, based on objective, independently-gathered information, will drive open, ongoing and transparent debate and decision-making aimed at taking sport forward

Recent News

Event : Community Sports Forum Launch in Aberdeen 21st March 2018

Event : Community Sports Forum Launch in Aberdeen 21st March 2018

Community Sports Forum Launch in Aberdeen Wed 21st March. 4 - 7pm. Please join us to hear OSS' latest findings on participation and explore the value of Community Sport
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OSS Gets off to a Flying Start in 2018 – February Newsletter

OSS Gets off to a Flying Start in 2018 – February Newsletter

OSS has received a major funding injection from conservation and tourism business Wildland Ltd, to undertake pioneering research that aims to capture better understanding of grassroots participation in sport across Scotland.
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“The Joy of Sport and Movement is what it is all about” says OSS Director Henrik Brandt

“The Joy of Sport and Movement is what it is all about” says OSS Director Henrik Brandt

Praising the development of European partnerships and innovations Henrik says there is no room for complacency.
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Charlie Raeburn launches OSS with former pupil Martin Gilbert

Charlie Raeburn launches OSS with former pupil Martin Gilbert

OSS in the news : "BUSINESS tycoon Martin Gilbert has teamed up with his old PE teacher to get more Scots involved in sport."
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