Scotland’s five main political parties will be taking part in a first OSS Elections Hustings where we will scrutinise political pledges for increasing and widening sport participation in the new parliament.
The OSS has been leading a campaign for a ‘National Conversation on Sport’s Role in Society’, as we seek to shift the focus from professional and elite sport’s recovery from Covid-19 to how the politicians can help communities across the country use sport activity in all shapes and forms to recover from the pandemic and lockdowns. The OSS Manifesto calls for a national conversation, to enable all people and organisations with an interest in community sport to be heard, alongside a national strategic forum and agreements, at national and local levels, to bring a more joined-up approach to delivering local activity for all ages and abilities.
The hour-long hustings is free and will focus on different areas of sport in the community, as it impacts on health, education, anti-social behaviour, community cohesion and local and national economies.
The hustings event will be hosted by OSS Chief Executive David Ferguson, a former national print and broadcast journalist, and we welcome questions from all who take part. A full video replay will also be available to those who register – to sign up click here or on the image below. Email any questions in advance to Research Officer Ryan Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org.