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  • 31 May 2013

    Commonwealth Moves launch 2013 Games For Scotland programme with One Year to Go!

    The Scottish Government and EventScotland yesterday launched the 2013 Games for Scotland programme at Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh. The £379,000 investment programme 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 ‘Commonwealth Moves’ events taking place in East Lothian, which will receive funding from the Games for Scotland programme. This, alongside events in each of the 31 other local authority areas, will aim to inspire Scots across the country by encouraging them to take part in events which celebrate Scotland’s culture, heritage and role as host of the next Commonwealth Games.

    Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison said: "With the theme around “One year to go”, the Games for Scotland programme encourages communities across Scotland to feel part of the excitement building around the Commonwealth Games in 2014.  Thousands of people are able to join in this fantastic opportunity to celebrate our modern and vibrant culture, helping to deliver a legacy that Scots everywhere can feel proud of.”

    Paul Bush, OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, said: “We’re delighted to be launching this, the fourth Games for Scotland programme on behalf of the Scottish Government. With activity taking place from 1 June - 31 August in venues from Dumfries & Galloway to Shetland, we encourage everyone to support their local event.

    "With an exciting programme of dance events taking place in East Lothian in line with the Get Scotland Dancing initiative, which also forms part of this project, we couldn’t think of a better place to launch this year’s programme.”

    David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive said: “With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games fast approaching, the eyes of the world are on Glasgow and Scotland as anticipation builds for what promises to be a truly outstanding sporting and cultural event. We’re delighted to be part of the Games for Scotland programme which gives people across the country a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in events celebrating Scotland’s role as host of the Games, as well as its heritage and cultural connection with the Commonwealth community.”

    For further information on Games for Scotland visit www.eventscotland.org/gamesforscotland. For further information on Glasgow 2014 go to www.glasgow2014.com

    Category: Games for Scotland News

  • 14 November 2012

    2014 Commonwealth Games Celebrated In Theatre Caper

    Athletics, boxing, wrestling, cycling, synchronised swimming... Almost every Commonwealth sport was given a theatrical twist at Eden Court CREATIVE’S show ‘Commonwealth Capers’ on Monday night.  Performers from across the Highlands treated the audience to a showcase of interactive drama, dance and film throughout the entire theatre complex, culminating in a finale performance in the OneTouch Theatre.  Special guest Clyde the thistle, the Commonwealth Mascot, also made an appearance delighting young and old alike with his cheeky grin and infectious enthusiasm for the Games.

    Audience members were encouraged to guess the sport portrayed in each group’s small show, in return for prizes at the end of the evening.   The performance was preceded by a day of public dance and celebration on Sunday, which saw the actors and dancers take to the streets of Inverness with a series of ‘flashmob’ dances. 

    The show was part of the Games for Scotland programme of events designed to inspire, motivate, engage and engender pride in the people of Scotland in the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The programme, managed by EventScotland, forms a key part of the Scottish Government's commitment to deliver a lasting legacy as a result of the Commonwealth Games coming to Scotland.

    Eden Court CREATIVE Manager Kati Kozikowska said: We are very grateful to those who came to support Commonwealth Capers and make it such an exciting and enjoyable event.  The performers really enjoyed interacting with the audience who brought the theatre to life.  We hope that Commonwealth Capers has helped to increase the anticipation for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.

    Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison said: This year's impressive Games for Scotland programme highlights the passion and enthusiasm communities across Scotland have for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Importantly, the programme will give thousands of people the opportunity to be part of the building excitement as we move closer to 2014. The wide and diverse nature of the Games for Scotland programme perfectly illustrates there's more to the 2014 Games than just sport. The Games coming to Scotland provides an exceptional opportunity to make our nation healthier and celebrate our modern and vibrant culture, delivering a legacy Scots can be proud of both now and in the future.

    David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive said: With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games coming to a close, the attention and focus will now turn to Glasgow and Scotland as proud host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the excitement is already building across the country. We’re delighted that the Highlands is holding ‘Commonwealth Capers’ as part of the Games for Scotland programme. The programme will provide a fantastic opportunity for people across the country to participate in a number of fascinating events that will celebrate Scotland’s culture, heritage and role as host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    Category: Games for Scotland News

  • 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: www.eventscotland.org/gamesforscotland.

    Read the full press release.

    Category: Games for Scotland News

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