Performance sport

Preparing Scotland's best athletes to perform on the world stage

The Scots on Team GB and ParalympicsGB raised the bar with their medal-winning exploits at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

During this period Team Scotland also enjoyed unprecedented success at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

All of this success is testament to the strength of Scotland's performance system.

Our commitment to cutting-edge technology and innovation has delivered success on the global stage and our challenge is to maintain the high standards we have set.

A culture of winning

At the sportscotland institute of sport our key activity is to develop performance programmes that deliver specialist services in flexible ways to meet the needs of sports and athletes.

We strive to create a high performance learning environment where innovation can thrive, providing expertise in a range of disciplines including:

  • High performance management
  • Coaching
  • Programme planning
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports science
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Performance analysis
  • Performance lifestyle guidance

We also work with partners to ensure performance pathways are clear and that we are well integrated with our UK partners. In particular we seek to attract more British programmes to Scottish soil.

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Date published: 23 May 2016
Date updated: 16 November 2016

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