Over 1,000 Scottish schools are without sports pitches



More than 1,000 Scottish schools – including 8 per cent of secondaries – have no outdoor sports facilities, it has emerged.
Figures from SportScotland, the national agency for sport, show 40 per cent of schools are without any kind of outdoor provision.
Scottish Labour said the figures reflected SNP cuts to local authority budgets, but the Scottish Government said that £168 million had been invested in sports facilities over the past ten years.
According to correspondence between SportScotland and Labour, 1,040 Scottish schools have no outdoor sports facilities, including 43 per cent of... read more

 
3 January 2017 in Politics, Views: 48
Source: Scotsman
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