What is it?

#SportHour is a chance to join us on Twitter and discuss the incredible sporting landscape in Scotland, including ways to get involved in sport, explore new opportunities and hear from the sporting community on a wide range of sporting topics.

When is it?

We will be LIVE with the next #SportHour from 9-10pm on Monday 1 April 2019.

What is the theme this month?

April's theme is Changing lives through sport. Evidence shows that being active brings about positive changes beyond participation and can impact positively on the health and wellbeing of individuals, on their skills and learning, and on communities, ensuring a more inclusive and healthier nation.

How does it work?

It's a Twitter chat we run from our sportscotland Twitter account, which you can follow using the hashtag #SportHour. The aim is to discuss different aspects of sport in Scotland and to get together as one sporting community.

Each month we have a theme which we tell you at the end of the previous #SportHour. You then send us your questions and we pick six from them.

We let you know the questions in advance so that you can plan your answers. On the day itself, we start about 8.45pm and the questions begin from 9pm.

The questions will be asked, one every 10 minutes from 9pm. Remember to include 'A1' in your answer for Q1 and so on for all six questions. Tag your answer with #SportHour so that everyone can see your contribution.

An example is: 'A1 I recently joined the local hockey team, met some great friends, got fit & now I feel fantastic! #SportHour'


What are the questions this month?   

9.00pm - Q1. How do you think sport contributes to developing skills that help prepare people for life, learning and work?

9.10pm - Q2. Where have you seen people benefit from programmes that get inactive people more active?

9.20pm - Q3. Tell us about examples you’ve seen where sport has been used as a tool to build stronger communities?

9.30pm - Q4. How would you like to see sport being used even more in your area to change people’s lives?

9.40pm - Q5. What’s the importance of partnerships in changing lives through sport? Do you have any good examples?

9.50pm - Q6. How has your life been positively affected by sport or physical activity?


When is next month's #SportHour? 

Monday 6 May 2019 from 9-10pm - the theme is looking at mental health.

How do I submit question ideas for the next #SportHour? 

Tweet us @sportscotland and we will add them to the list!


Date published: 03 November 2016
Date updated: 25 March 2019


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