OSS is Scotland’s first ‘think-and-do tank’ with a growing network of supporters and contributors from across the world, all focused on finding solutions to the big problems in sport, health and wellbeing.
The OSS Vision is:
A healthier Scotland where every person can access sport and its wider benefits for life.
The OSS Mission is:
To inform, influence and support stakeholders and communities to increase and widen participation in all forms of sport activity, and arrest the physical and mental health crisis enveloping Scotland in the 21st century.
The OSS Values are:
Ambition. Collaboration. Quality. Independence. Informed. Sustainable.
The OSS uses high-quality scientific research around sport, recreation and movement to identify problems and trends, fill knowledge gaps and educate.
We provide platforms for discussion and debate, which enable people to come together and shape sustainable solutions for a more active culture for all in Scotland.
We work with national and local government, health, education, sport bodies and many partners across communities to enhance the quality of practice and policy, to increase and widen participation, and improve the health and wellbeing of the Scottish population now and through future generations.
The keys to our success are our relationships with and understanding of the people and organisations who deliver community sport on the ground, day in, day out, while our ability to fund and draw on academic research across Scotland and globally, supported by institutes and think-tanks across the world, helps us to learn from other cultures and share data and insights that have genuine impact on sport participation for all ages in our society.