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Nations and Regions - Scotland
Nations and Regions - Scotland

The Scottish Government is fully committed to securing benefits and a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Games and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

We see London 2012 as a key stepping stone on our journey to 2014 and beyond.

Planning and delivery
A Games legacy for Scotland was published in September 2009, setting out the collective ambitions of the Scottish Government and its wide range of public, private and third sector partners.

The Annual Update 2011 provides an update on progress made across the four key legacy themes; Active, Connected, Sustainable and Flourishing.

Olympic Torch Relay
All 32 local authorities in Scotland will be visited through the Olympic Torch Relay route. Highlights of the Relay include visits to Loch Ness, the iconic St Andrew’s Golf Club, John O’Groats, the Forth Rail Bridge and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Ayrshire.

The Scottish leg of the Paralympic Torch Relay will be taking place on 26 August in Edinburgh.

Cultural Olympiad
A wide range of Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival projects are taking place across Scotland this summer. Find out more about these events

Open Weekend 2011 took place on 22–24 July last year and saw a total of 71 events across the country.

Pre-Games Training Camps
We have secured three agreements with overseas countries to base themselves in Scotland ahead of London 2012. Both Zambia and Namibia have signed agreements to be based in Glasgow, with the Cameroon team based in Aberdeen.

Team GB will be using a number of facilities for pre-Games training. British Swimming will be based at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh for their final Olympic preparations, with British Handball teams based in north Lanarkshire.

Strathclyde University has also been confirmed as a Games-Time Training Venue for the Olympic Football Tournament.

Sixty-five projects in Scotland have been awarded the London 2012 Inspire mark, which enables non-commercial organisations across the UK to officially link their events and projects to the London 2012 Games.

Get Set
Over 1,800 Scottish schools and colleges registered on London 2012’s Get Set education programme. Over 1,000 of these are part of – or are being considered for – the Get Set network.

The Youth Sport Trust, working with sportscotland and local authorities, has helped to recruit over 300 young ambassadors to support London 2012’s ambitions to involve young people and increase participation in sport.

Economic legacy
One hundred and seventeen Scottish organisations have won 158 London 2012 contracts using the CompeteFor portal.

Over £4 million has been secured from Legacy Trust UK and Creative Scotland to fund five cultural and sport projects.

One hundred and twenty-seven participants have completed the Personal Best Glasgow Pilot, which offers training to those who have found it difficult to gain entry to the labour market. Of these, 95 are engaged in further volunteering, 37 are in employment and 51 are in further education/training.

A total of 4,391 applicants, covering every Local Authority in Scotland, applied to become London 2012 Games Makers.

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau is leading on the recruitment of Host City Ambassador programme in Glasgow. These volunteers will ensure visitors are welcomed to the city and given support during Games time.

Sports participation
The 2010 National School Sport Week in Scotland saw 735 schools and over 175,000 young people take part. 2011 saw more than 1,400 schools and over 330,000 school children taking part, doubling the size of the event from the previous year.

Contact information
For all the latest information about the legacy-related activities visit

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