One Year On from Glasgow 2014, Scotland is a destination for world class events

 

Securing Major Events
Glasgow 2014 helped Scotland become recognised as a world class major events destination. 
The Games were an essential element of a wider strategic goal to boost Scotland’s tourism and events industries and EventScotland worked with partner organisations to use the Games as a catalyst to secure further Major Events for Scotland, both before and after 2014. 
Alongside this goal, new state-of-the-art venues built or refurbished to stage the Games meant that Scotland was able to secure major events for many years to come. 
To date 37 national and international events have been secured, with an estimated economic impact of over £14m. 
This year’s World Gymnastics Championships at The SSE Hydro Arena and the IPC World Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre are two examples of events secured. The World IPC Championships are staged every two years and are the biggest event on the calendar for para-swimming outside of the Paralympic Games. The Tollcross International Swim Centre hosted the hugely successful and popular swimming competitions at the 2014 Games, as well as the 2013 Duel in the Pool between the USA and the European Allstars.
16 July 2015 marked 100 Days to Go until the world’s greatest gymnastics event is here, The World Gymnastics Championships, 23 Oct – 1 Nov. Ambassadors Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith were at the 100 Days To Go event in Princes Square Shopping Centre earlier in the month. Louis Smith said: “Glasgow delivered an unbelievable Commonwealth Games just over one year ago. There was a great vibe in the city and I really loved being part of it all. 
“But it’s all about the World Gymnastics Championships now and I can’t believe it is now 100 days to go. It’s all becoming very real and I’m sure Glasgow will once again deliver an incredible event.” 
You can find more case studies of major events here
Games For Scotland and the Queen’s Baton Relay 2014
EventScotland supported local authorities from 2010 to 2014 through the Games For Scotland funding programme. 
The programme gave local authorities the resource to develop a range of exciting activities and events to celebrate Scotland’s role as host of the Games and give young people and adults the opportunity and the inspiration to engage with sports and cultural activities. 
The programme was part of Legacy 2014 - the Scottish Government initiative to inspire Scots to lead more active and healthy lives.  
Games For Scotland events gave participants the opportunity to try some of the 17 Commonwealth Games sports or dance alongside cultural activities. 
In 2014 the overarching objective of the programme was to give organiser the opportunitys to commemorate the Queen’s Baton Relay’s journey through Scotland by holding themed events on the day when the QBR visited their area. 
Building on the excitement of the QBR’s countdown to the Games, the Games for Scotland programme enhanced community celebrations across the country, with more than 340,000 people taking part in Games for Scotland activities during the QBR’s journey. 
All 32 local authorities took part in the programme
16 local authorities held events in all 5 years
More than 500,000 people took part in the programme, with participants increasing year of year, from over 35,500 in 2010 to more than 340,000 participants in 2014. 
138 events supported over 5 years
Over £1.2m awarded by EventScotland
2014 was a year like no other for the Scottish events industry, for a flavour of events in 2015 watch this #PerfectStage

Securing Major Events

Glasgow 2014 helped Scotland become recognised as a world class major events destination. 

The Games were an essential element of a wider strategic goal to boost Scotland’s tourism and events industries and EventScotland worked with partner organisations to use the Games as a catalyst to secure further Major Events for Scotland, both before and after 2014. 

Alongside this goal, new state-of-the-art venues built or refurbished to stage the Games meant that Scotland was able to secure major events for many years to come. 

To date 45 national and international events have been secured, with an estimated economic impact of over £18.6m by 2020. 

This year’s World Gymnastics Championships at The SSE Hydro Arena and the IPC World Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre are two examples of events secured. The World IPC Championships are staged every two years and are the biggest event on the calendar for para-swimming outside of the Paralympic Games. The Tollcross International Swim Centre hosted the hugely successful and popular swimming competitions at the 2014 Games, as well as the 2013 Duel in the Pool between the USA and the European Allstars.

16 July 2015 marked 100 Days to Go until the world’s greatest gymnastics event is here, The World Gymnastics Championships, 23 Oct – 1 Nov.

Ambassadors Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith were at the 100 Days To Go event in Princes Square Shopping Centre earlier in the month.

Louis Smith said: “Glasgow delivered an unbelievable Commonwealth Games just over one year ago. There was a great vibe in the city and I really loved being part of it all. 

“But it’s all about the World Gymnastics Championships now and I can’t believe it is now 100 days to go. It’s all becoming very real and I’m sure Glasgow will once again deliver an incredible event.” 

You can find more case studies of major events here >>

 

2014 was a year like no other for the Scottish events industry, for a flavour of events in 2015 watch the trailer >>

 

View the Scottish Government's news release and see the full report

 

Image from Duel in the Pool 2013

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