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  • 24 July 2012

    Games for Scotland National Programme announced!

    The Scottish Government and EventScotland today (26th July) launched the 2012 Games for Scotland programme at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld. The £600,000 investment programme, split across this year and next will support a series of events across the country designed to engage communities throughout Scotland in the countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    The launch was attended by Shona Robison, MSP, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport and children from ‘The Games’ a North Lanarkshire event which will receive funding from the Games for Scotland programme. This, alongside 25 other local authority-run events, will aim to 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.

    North Lanarkshire’s event, ‘The Games’ will take place on 21 October and will provide an opportunity for families to participate in several of the 17 Commonwealth Games sports as well as well as provide dance participation opportunities to support the ‘Get Scotland Dancing’ initiative.

    This year the Games for Scotland programme will also welcome the Glasgow 2014 mascot which will appear at some of the events throughout the country and help generate further awareness of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    The Games for Scotland programme is being delivered by EventScotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Commonwealth Games Legacy Plan - A Games Legacy for Scotland. It will be one of a number of initiatives in the lead up to Glasgow 2014 which bring together people of all ages and backgrounds developing healthier communities and a healthy nation ensuring the creation of a lasting legacy for the whole of Scotland.

    For further information on Games for Scotland:

    Read the full press release.

    Category: Games for Scotland News

  • 20 July 2012

    World Pipe Band Tickets Sell Out - General Admission Still Available

    Tickets for the finale of the toughest test of World Pipe Band Competition have sold out although fans can still buy general admission tickets for the championships at Glasgow Green on August 11. Around 230 bands featuring 8,000 pipers and drummers will battle for the top prizes in a day long competition in front of tens of thousands of fans and supporters.

    General admission gives access to the whole of Glasgow Green, including the Glasgow World Highland Games, Highland Dancing competition and Kids Zone. Even though Grade 1 tickets have sold out, general admission also gives access to the unreserved seating, available for the morning qualifiers session only, starting at 9am.  Full price tickets are £10 and concessions £6.  Family tickets are available for two adults and up to three children at £24.   

    Each year, the event generates over £10 million pounds for Glasgow and Scotland’s economy.  As well as the most prestigious pipe band competition in the world, visitors to the event can enjoy the Glasgow World Highland Games, Highland Dancing competitions, a children’s zone and Scottish food and produce. 

    Councillor Archie Graham, the Chair of Glasgow Life, said: “The phrase is over-used, but The Worlds are quite simply, unique. The noise and colour on show on Glasgow’s oldest common ground provide a spectacular backdrop to the most hotly contested prize in world piping. Even though Grade 1 tickets are now sold-out, there is still plenty of opportunity to come and enjoy some amazing performances at this most Scottish event.”

    The World Pipe Band Championships are being organised by Glasgow Life on behalf of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and Glasgow City Council and are supported by EventScotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.

    Category: International Events

  • 20 July 2012

    Olympic Football Tournament at Hampden

    Be part of a once in a lifetime day out for all the family at the Olympic Football Tournament Hampden Park, Glasgow.

    From 25 July to 3 August, Hampden Park will host eight Olympic Football matches, with action in both the men’s and women’s competitions, including a women’s quarter-final match. This is your chance to see Spanish players fresh from their Euro 2012 victory, including Juan Mata, Jordi Alba and Javi Martinez, and reigning women’s Olympic champions, USA. Tickets start at just £20 with ‘pay your age’ prices for young people aged 16 and under and a special price of £16 for seniors aged 60 and over. Get your tickets from or from Hampden Park’s ticket office, open now and on all match days.

    Category: Industry News