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sports scotland

sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland. We see a Scotland where sport is a way of life, where sport is at the heart of society, making a positive impact on people and communities.

At sportscotland we believe:

  • Sport should be open to everyone and conducted in a way which promotes equality and respect for others.
  • Competition should to be fair and take place within the spirit and rules of (the) sport. Success should result from honest endeavour, training and preparation by the athlete and impartiality by those who officiate
  • Athletes must comply with the World Anti-Doping Code and those who work with athletes should put their interests first and not abuse their trust.
  • All those involved in sport should put its interests before any personal or financial gain.
  • Sponsorship and other commercial involvement should be compatible with the ethics and values of sport.

Community Learning and Development

Across Scotland it is agreed that the purpose of Community Learning and Development (CLD) is ‘to empower people, individually & collectively, to make positive changes in their lives and in their communities, through learning’, and that CLD should focus on establishing:
  • Improved life chances for people of all ages, through learning, personal development and active citizenship.
  • Stronger, more resilient, supportive, influential and inclusive communities.
The work of CLD is also guided by local and national policies. The main activities of the Community Learning and Development Service:
  • Community Based Adult Learning – Supporting opportunities for learning and personal development skills including computing, early years parenting, employability and healthy lifestyles, building confidence and resilience. Includes accredited learning.
  • Adult learning
    Adult Literacies – improving skills in reading, writing and counting, through one-to-one help or learning in small groups.
    English for Speakers of Other Languages – improving language skills to gain confidence to make new friends, get jobs and accommodation and generally settle in.
  • Youth Work – In schools and community based activity. Young people build relationships, learn new skills, gain confidence and achieve awards by getting involved in positive activity and having a voice through youth forums, clubs, groups and projects.
  • The Young ScotExternal link website and Young Scot Card provides information and services for young people 12-25 years.
  • Capacity building
    Support to community groups – increasing skills, confidence, networks and resources to meet the needs of local communities.
    Community centres – support to volunteer committees who manage these facilities on behalf of the local community.

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For more information on anything to do with the Community Sport Hubs please email clubready@south-ayrshire.gov.uk