Skateboard Scotland

Mission statement

For skateboarding to become a widely accepted, properly facilitated and managed mainstream sport throughout Scotland. For Scotland to produce another generation of skateboarders, and attract international interest in Scottish skateboarding through the development of world-class facilities.

Key aims:

To enthuse and nurture current and successive new generations of Scottish skateboarders. To stimulate international interest in Scottish skateboarding through the development of world-class facilities.

Key objectives:

  • Develop and maintain a wide ranging membership of participants.
  • Encourage and develop proper skateboarding facilities, accessible to all of Scotland
  • Promote associated commercial enterprises
  • Represent and promote the interests of Scottish skateboarders
  • Provide advice on safety and best practice to skateboarders and skateboarding facilities
  • Publicise and promote the sport to the general public
  • Provide structure and management to the sport
  • Create a safe, productive and rewarding skateboarding environment in Scotland
  • Organise and regulate a programme of local and national skateboarding events
  • Widen appeal and take up amongst groups underrepresented in the sport
  • Establish a network of local representatives throughout Scotland

Secondary objectives:

  • Provide an accessible forum to members for debate on all matters relating to skateboarding in Scotland
  • Encourage healthy lifestyle choices in relation to eating, exercise and drugs
  • Promote positive relationships with figures of authority and adults
  • Promote positive peer interaction and influence, character development and self-esteem
  • Establish nationally recognised standards of ability
  • Encourage older adult programmes
  • Encourage deeper community involvement in local skateboarding developments

Skate Scotland Website

Feature photo: Rory Torrance