Games for Scotland sees a second successful year

Games for Scotland

The 2011 Games for Scotland programme, designed to engage and inspire Scottish communities in the build up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has once again seen a range of fantastic events take place across Scotland.

The celebrations began with the Merchant City Festival on 23 July, a date which signified three years to go until the opening of the Games, and will conclude tomorrow, Thursday 27 October, a date which represents one thousand days to go until the Games.

The programme consisted of a range of events which provided communities across Scotland with the opportunity to get involved in what will be the biggest event ever to be held on Scottish soil.

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg and Scottish Commonwealth Youth Games medallist Kimberley Reed joined in the celebrations at Dance Fest, a Commonwealth themed event featuring 500 children from across Edinburgh. The event celebrated the culmination of a series of dance classes held in schools and communities across the capital in proceeding weeks.

Speaking at Dance Fest, Edinburgh Leisure’s Games for Scotland event, David Grevemberg said:

“The Games for Scotland programme has provided a fantastic opportunity for people across the country to participate in a number of fascinating events that have celebrated Scotland’s culture, heritage and role as host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

“Innovative and exciting cultural programmes are an essential part of any Commonwealth Games and events like Dance Fest here in Edinburgh allow participants the opportunity to enjoy and experience a range of dance and sporting activities. As we prepare to celebrate 1,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 on October 27th it’s so inspiring to see events like this running across the country right up until this significant milestone.”

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