Securing the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

The Home Office is responsible for ensuring the security of the 2014 Commonwealth Games against national security threats. Find out about how we will work alongside the Scottish government, Scottish police and Games organisers to ensure a safe and secure Games.

The focus of the government and everyone involved is to deliver a safe and secure Commonwealth Games that Scotland, the rest of the UK and the Commonwealth can enjoy:

  • we will work to ensure the Games are protected against national security threats, providing support to Games security in those areas which are Reserved under the Scottish Devolution Act 1998
  • we will work closely with the Scottish government, police, emergency services and Games organisers, providing advice and assistance as appropriate
  • we will build on the successful legacy from London 2012 (see below), working with the above stakeholders to ensure that best practice and lessons learned from Games security are drawn upon for Commonwealth Games planning

Olympic legacy

Aside from the Commonwealth Games, we hope our security plans for London 2012 will leave a lasting positive legacy in other areas:

  • communities will be more resilient against crime and the threat from violent extremism
  • relationships between police and other security agencies will be improved
  • experience and knowledge learned from hosting the Games will help make other major sporting events even safer

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