We're Proud to Support Disability Sport Week

We're Proud to Support Disability Sport Week

Scottish Disability Sport Week aims to highlight how and why everyone in Scotland with a disability should get active.

From Monday 27th November to Sunday 3rd December, there will be a Nationwide celebration of getting active and involved in disability sport in Scotland, through an online campaign called Scottish Disability Sport Week.

Our Leisure and Sport service is delighted to be a proud partner of Scottish Disability Sport’s National campaign to promote sport and physical activity for people with a disability. This week on social media, we will highlight just some of the opportunities that are available to people with a disability within our service.

This week is the first of its kind and already over 50 Partners, local authorities and branches across Scotland have committed to the campaign alongside SDS (Scottish Disability Sport). The campaign aims to highlight and promote the opportunities and the impact physical activity can have on individuals, communities, clubs and society across the country.

The Scottish Disability Sport Week will also provide a platform to showcase the intersectionality of participants within disability sport and share the message that everyone can participate in sport.


Scottish Disability Sport’s CEO, Gavin MacLeod, said: “Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to be working closely with a diverse range of partners from across Scotland to co-ordinate the inaugural Scottish Disability Sport Week. This partnership approach will provide us with a strong platform to communicate the massive benefits of participation in physical activity and sport for people with disabilities.”


The week-long campaign aims to encourage people with disabilities to improve their wellbeing by being more physically active, in a way that suits them.


MacLeod added, “It will highlight the wide variety of opportunities available across the country and it is our hope that this campaign will encourage more people with disabilities, from all communities and backgrounds, to become more active.”


The campaign builds on the success of the previous, award-winning Be Active Be Well programme, run by SDS and SAMH, that provided online activity and wellbeing sessions.

To get involved and stay updated on Scottish Disability Sport Week, make sure to follow SDS across social media and on our Leisure and Sport Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/leisureandsportdundee.


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