is one of only six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first Empire Games
in 1930. The others are Australia
, New Zealand
The Commonwealth Games is the only major multi-sport event
in which Scottish athletes and teams compete as Scotland; otherwise Scotland participates in multi-sport events as part of a Great Britain team.
Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth Games twice, both in Edinburgh
; in 1970
has been awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Games
. The inaugural Commonwealth Youth Games
were held in Edinburgh in 2000.
Scotland sent a team of 207 athletes and 85 officials to the 2002 Commonwealth Games
, and won 30 medals (6 Gold, 8 Silver and 16 Bronze).
After the 2006 Commonwealth Games
, Scotland was seventh in the all-time tally of medals
, with an overall total of 329 medals (82 Gold, 94 Silver and 153 Bronze).
Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth medallist is shooter Alister Allan
, with 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals from 1974 to 1994. Other successful medallists include athlete Allan Wells
(a total of 4 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze in two Games - 1978 & 1982) and Peter Heatly
(diving Gold’s in three successive Games & 1 Silver & 1 Bronze - 1950, 1954 & 1958). Lawn bowler Willie Wood
is the first competitor to have competed in seven Commonwealth Games, from 1974 to 2002, missing 1986 because of a dispute over......