Games for Scotland Programme Announced

Games for Scotland

EventScotland and the Scottish Government today announced the launch of the 2011 Games for Scotland event programme. The programme has been designed to engage communities throughout Scotland in the countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and create a Games Legacy for Scotland.

Games for Scotland will inspire Scots across the country by encouraging and motivating them to take part in events which celebrate Scotland’s culture, heritage and role as host of the next Commonwealth Games. The 2011 programme will give participants the opportunity to try their hands at a range of Commonwealth Games-themed sports and cultural activities and build on the success of last year’s events by keeping dance as a focus for the events.

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, was joined by Rhona Simpson, Scotland’s most capped Hockey player, and Hong Kong Connection and Asian Games international Michele Field at the 15th Golden Oldies World Hockey Festival at Inverleith Park in Edinburgh, to celebrate the launch of the forthcoming 2011 Games for Scotland event programme.

Michele, Rhona and Ms Robison encouraged people across Scotland to get involved in the celebrations taking place around the country and participate in sports which, like hockey, will feature as part of the sport competition programme in Glasgow 2014.

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