Sport Scotland announces athletics investment for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games four-year cycle

Athletics in Scotland is to receive £3.76million from Sport Scotland for the four-year period between 2015-19.

This is down on the figure of £3.84m for 2011-15.

The national agency for sport has announced record levels of investment into Scottish governing bodies of sport for the Gold Coast/Pyeongchang four-year cycle.

Looking to continue the momentum in Scottish sport gained from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Sochi Winter Olympics 2011-15 cycle, a projected total of over £45 million pounds is to be invested in the 17 Glasgow Games sports and both winter Olympic/Paralympic sports over the next four years.

Athletics is to receive the second highest award behind swimming in terms of overall investment, with the £3.76m figure currently excluding possible Jog Scotland investment for 2016-19.

“We welcome and are extremely grateful for the ongoing partnership and support from Sport Scotland,” said Scottish Athletics chief executive Nigel Holl.

“The direct investment, together with the direct service support we receive through the Sport Scotland Institute of Sport, make a huge contribution to our work at all levels of athletics right across Scotland, and we look forward to delivering on all areas.”

Stewart Harris, chief executive at Sport Scotland, said: “It is terrific news for Scottish sport that more money from the Scottish Government and National Lottery is being invested into the Commonwealth Games and Winter Olympic/Paralympic sports.

“We are spending public money and must invest wisely. Consequently, those sports which have made good progress in terms of building capacity, demonstrating growth in memberships, and attaining performance targets have been rewarded.”