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Games Legacy

In July 2014, Glasgow staged one of the world's largest and most prestigious sporting events - the 20th Commonwealth Games.

What is legacy?

As soon as Glasgow was announced as host city on the 9th of November 2007, work started not only to prepare the city to host the Games before a world-wide audience, but to ensure we made the most of this once in a life time opportunity and to ensure that the Games leave a lasting legacy for the city.

This includes work to help young people into training and employment, to encourage Glasgow residents to be more active in their day to day lives; to build the city's economy and international reputation, and to make the city a cleaner, greener and more inclusive place to live.

The benefits which the games brought are helping to transform the city for the better and through extensive partnership work and planning lasting legacy benefits are already being realised.

What are the legacy themes?

Our legacy vision was that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games would help achieve a healthier, more vibrant city with its citizens enjoying and realising the benefits of sport and the wider, longer term economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits that the games can help to deliver.

The strategy was delivered through approximately 80 projects structured under six themes:


A legacy for all

At the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games events, inclusion was promoted through the representation of a wide-range of countries, ethnicity and religions as well as the largest fully-integrated programme of para-sports in Commonwealth Games history. The spring 2014 glasgow household survey found 56% of respondents were aware that para-sport events were being included in the Commonwealth Games, while 61% stated they were very likely to follow these events.

Our Glasgow 2014 legacy framework projects are ensuring there is a legacy for all equality groups:

  • Older people
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Disabled people
  • Black minority ethnic people
  • Vulnerable people
  • Women
  • Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender people
  • People living in poverty
  • People with different religious beliefs


Last modified on 20 November 2023

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