Play Scotland – Delivering the Play Agenda in Scotland #playeveryday

Play Scotland is the National organisation for play in Scotland, working to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community.   #playeveryday

To find out more about who we are click here

New booklet – Parents’ Play Pack 

Download a FREE copy of our Parents’ Play Pack aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 to 12 years with ideas for them to  #playeveryday

Shetland Play Convention 
Play Scotland are hosting Shetland Play Convention on Saturday 9th June 2018 in Lerwick.   
Full details here 

Playful Families

Welcome to our Playful Families page where you will a find a range of services available in Scotland, information and play ideas.
We welcome any ideas you may wish to share with us, email:

Scotland's Play Charter

Are YOU Committed to PLAY?

Play Scotland is promoting Scotland’s first inclusive Play Charter.  This describes a collective commitment to play for all babies, children and young people in Scotland. #playeveryday

Latest News >

Childcare training places increased at Scottish universities and colleges

Childcare training places are to be increased in Scottish universities and colleges, according to ministers. The move is to help provide...
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No ball games signs could be removed in Glasgow

NO ball games signs could be removed from greenspaces in Glasgow. It follows MSP Ruth Maguire calling for local authorities across Scotland to scrap them. Councillors in Glasgow said...
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Play Champion MSP in Campaign to Remove Anti-play Signs

SNP MSP Ruth Maguire has called on councils to tear down ‘No Ball Games’ signs across Scotland in a bid to...
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New Parents’ Play Pack launched

Play Scotland have launched a Parents’ Play Pack aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 to 12 years. In the...
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New National Lottery fund opened for Year of Young People

To mark the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018, a new National Lottery fund to help young people #SparkAChange in...
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Latest Blog >

Tes talks to…Anthony Pellegrini

The educational psychologist tells Helen Amass that while play is important for children’s development, we have little to gain from trying...
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Councils urged to get rid of No Ball Games signs in exercise drive. The Scotsman

MSP Ruth Maguire urges councils to get rid of No Ball Game signs to allow more children and young people space...
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Friends in need are friends indeed

School bullying is depressingly common but having a group of friends, not just a single “bestie”, may bolster a child’s resilience,...
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Limiting children’s screen time to maximize outdoor play

Governments and education leaders must work better together to steer children away from the potentially damaging effects of excessive online time...
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Childhood exposure to green space ‘may help’ brain development

A new study by Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Hospital del Mar and UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, says being raised in a...
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