Across The Capital
Jamie Patterson, Sports Correspondent
The Sport Scotland funding row continues after a meeting in Glasgow on Thursday.
The public body has been plunged into controversy last week after an astonishing attack from one of Scotland’s top former badminton players.
Ronnie Conway, now a lawyer and Vice-President of Badminton Scotland, was in talks with Harry Burns, Chief Medical Officer and one of Scotland’s top civil servants.
Mr Conway felt particularly aggrieved at what he claimed was a lack of funding for his own former sport in comparison to the likes of wrestling.
A Scottish Government spokesperson said:
“Thursday’s meeting with Mr Conway gave him an opportunity to air his views. This meeting was offered as a matter of courtesy and due process and the Chief Medical Officer extended a willingness for continued discussion.
“Mr Conway will receive a formal written response in due course.”
Sport Scotland maintained a steadfast defence of their funding policies:
“Any suggestion that any funding decision taken by Sport Scotland is influenced by personal relationships is as offensive as it is wrong.
“It is unsurprising that not everyone is fully satisfied with the funding decisions we reach.”
Mr Conway and Badminton Scotland were unavailable for comment.
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