Our history

The institute of sport was launched in 1998 by sportscotland to provide a world-class environment for Scottish athletes

It remains the purpose of the organisation to provide high performance expertise to sport and athletes in Scotland with the goal of seeing more Scottish teams and athletes winning on the world stage.

In 2002 the institute moved to a new purpose-built facility in Stirling which provides an inspirational environment and a focus for high performance coach development and learning.

In April 2008 the Scottish Institute Sport merged with sportscotland and became the sportscotland institute of sport positioning the new organisation to provide stronger pathways in performance sport in Scotland.