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Young Scot: Podium Programme


Now that we have all had some time to catch our breath after the magnificent Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Young Scot and Legacy 2014 are working together to offer young people involved in the Legacy programmes and projects further opportunities to shape their communities.

The partnership is delivering a short programme to engage young Legacy 2014 volunteers and participants to celebrate and document the work that has been done, gather ideas to build upon the legacy even further and make connections to immediate opportunities.

PODIUM workshop events are open to those that participated (aged 14-26) and volunteered in Legacy 2014 programmes and initiatives and programme/project leads/workers.

There are 4 events being held across Scotland later this month. To ensure your programme/project is represented please share the most relevant location(s) with your contacts and encourage participation in one of the upcoming events detailed below:

Wednesday 19th November
Oasis Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
6:30 – 8:30pm
Book a place

Thursday 20th November

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow
6:30 – 8:30pm
Book a place

Tuesday, 25th November
The Shore, Dundee
6:30 – 8:30pm
Book a place

Thursday 27th November
YS Office, Edinburgh
6:30 – 8:30pm
Book a place

Any questions, contact Danielle Logan –
0131 313 2488

We look forward to seeing you.

The Young Scot Team

Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus at the Commonwealth Games


The Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus is offering FREE practical cooking sessions throughout the Commonwealth
Games to community groups and organisations.

When are the sessions?
24 July – 3 August 2014.

Where are the sessions taking place?
The Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus will be located at Glasgow Green.

Access to the site will be free and non-ticketed, so in addition to your session on the Cooking Bus, you could access the other activities and events at Glasgow Green.
How many people can visit the Cooking Bus?
Each session accommodates up to 16 participants and will be tailored to your group or organisation’s needs.
How long do the sessions last?
Sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes and take place at 10.45am each day.
Who can take part?
Sessions can be for any type and age range of local community group or organisation e.g. a group for the disabled, senior citizens or family group. There is an opportunity to involve parents andcarers also.
Do we need to provide any food?
No. We provide all the food and the aprons needed for your session, all we ask is that you arrive  promptly and ready to cook with us.
How do I book a session?
Contact Joanne Johnstone by email or telephone 01422 383191 to book your session.

For more information please download the flyer:  CWG 2014 – Free Community Sessions Flyer

The Glasgow Games 2014 App

The St Joachim’s Glasgow Games 2104 app will get you out of the starting blocks and prepared for the XX Commonwealth Games being hosted in Glasgow.

The app contains a wealth of information on the history of current Commonwealth sports, competition schedules, venues, travel information and fascinating and useful facts on the participating nations and territories*.

Pupils from St Joachim’s Primary School in Glasgow, as part of a 2014 Legacy project, have researched and designed the content and this app allows you to find out everything you need to know about Glasgow 2014 at the tap of a button.

*Requires internet connection.

You can download the app from:

Google Play Store – Glasgow Games 2014 

App Store – Glasgow Games 2014

Commonwealth Games Legacy Week

Initiatives such as engineering, environment and educational projects delivering lasting benefits from Scotland hosting the Commonwealth Games will be celebrated during the second dedicated Legacy Week (9-13 June).

With less than 50 days to go and organisers confident of delivering the greatest ever Games, the nationwide focus on the Games’ wider benefits includes a Legacy 2014 Celebration Event at the Murrayfield Stadium (10 June).

150 people from across Scotland will join Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games Shona Robison; Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg; Michael Cavanagh, Commonwealth Games Scotland Chairman; and Glasgow City Council’s Councillor Archie Graham to celebrate the achievements of over 50 national Legacy programmes, plus the input from all local authorities in creating a sustainable legacy Scotland wide.

Compered by cyclist and broadcaster Mark Beaumont, the event will include a performance of the ‘Let The Games Begin’, the Glasgow Games’ single by East 40 benefitting one of the Games’ official charity partners, UNICEF.

Legacy Week is a partnership between the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow 2014, ahead of the Queen’s Baton Relay arriving in Scotland on 14 June.

Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, said: “The Scottish Government and partners are committed to delivering a positive and lasting legacy from hosting the Games.

“This Legacy Week is another opportunity to promote the successful work which is well underway across the country, ensuring that Glasgow 2014 is about much more than 11 days of scintillating sport, but a catalyst for regeneration and economic growth.

“Our ambition is now to turn a good legacy into a great legacy, securing Scotland’s reputation worldwide as one of the frontrunners in delivering nationwide benefits from hosting a major sporting event.”

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, said: “Glasgow 2014 and its Games Partners, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government, firmly believe that legacy doesn’t just happen to you, it happens by you getting involved and making things happen.
“The legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is already apparent and many people are benefitting from the Games by participating in a broad range of successful projects, some of which will be highlighted during this coming week.
“Our vision is to create a world-class stage for the elite athletes of the Commonwealth, generate enormous pride in Glasgow and Scotland, and leave a lasting legacy.”

Councillor Archie Graham, Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, said: “We are just a few weeks away from hosting the biggest sporting event ever to be held in Scotland.

“Legacy Week is a great opportunity for people to find out about the work we’re doing across the city to make sure there is a lasting benefit from the Games.
“Glasgow’s preparations for the Games have already left the city better off economically, environmentally and socially. 

“Many of our legacy ambitions have already been delivered such as jobs, apprenticeship and training places for our young people through the council’s ground-breaking £50 million Glasgow Guarantee. 

“All our venues have been built, opened and in use well in advance of the Games.
“We want to make sure no one is left behind and Legacy Week is an ideal opportunity to highlight what  communities and groups are doing to make sure they can make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Mike Hooper, CEO, Commonwealth Games Federation, said: “The Commonwealth Games Federation is pleased to note the success of the Games Partners to date in ensuring a lasting legacy from Glasgow 2014.

“Indeed the CGF’s Co-ordination Commission has formally congratulated those involved and called it a ‘blueprint for future Games’ in its report on progress towards delivering an outstanding Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.”

There are over 50 Legacy 2014 national programmes delivered by national partners and more than 70 supporting Legacy 2014 projects in place across Scotland, generating jobs and training opportunities, investing in new or upgraded community facilities, helping people to get more active, and inspiring fun learning opportunities and new global connections.

Glasgow City Council has its own legacy plan and suite of programmes to deliver a sustainable legacy at Glasgow level.

Community Sport Hubs, Game On Scotland, the official education programme for the Games, and the PE Disability Inclusion Training Programme are among those national programmes highlighted during the Murrayfield celebration event. Speakers will include: Scottish Enterprise’s 2014 Director Linda Murray; the founder of Street Soccer Scotland, David Duke; Clyde Gateway CEO, Ian Manson; and Young Scot Youth Legacy Ambassadors.

There are many ways in which people can still get involved in the legacy of the Games. Organisations can apply for Active Places Funding, Community Sport Hubs are available across the country, and people can take part in Games for Scotland and enjoy the events being hosted as part of the nationwide Culture 2014 programme.

LEAP’s Pride House Glasgow

LEAP Sports are proud to be hosting a Pride House in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games this summer. Located in 14 Albion Street in the heart of the Merchant City, Pride House will play host to a range of sports, cultural and arts events which share as a common theme our vision of breaking down the social and personal barriers which discourage LGBT people across the country from participating in Scottish sports.

Pride House Glasgow will run from 23rd July to 3rd August and will be a place for people to come together to talk, think, relax and have fun. We’re currently developing a great programme of events and working with designers to turn our premises into a unique and unforgettable venue.

The programme will include:
Plays, comedy, cultural commissions
– artists in residence
– Lucy Holmes-Elliot
– Gary McIntosh
Equalities events
– Commonwealth lives exhibition
– Primary education initiative
Sport and activity
-LGBT Sports Charter launch

For more information visit

Green 2014 – Exhibition

The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow From 11 April 2014 

Main activity on Level 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow.

Architecture and Design Scotland will host a seven-month programme of exhibitions, events and activities to get behind the scenes of the environmental legacy of the Commonwealth Games 2014.

 Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from Architecture + Design Scotland on Vimeo.

 The rich schedule of events and exhibitions celebrates and showcases the range of environmental legacy projects being delivered by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, The Games Organising Committee and partners throughout and beyond the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It demonstrates how these projects contribute to the success of the games and will act as a launch pad for a legacy that will benefit the citizens of Glasgow, the people of Scotland and visitors for years to come.
The programme at Architecture and Design Scotland will allow visitors to:

  • Understand Glasgow’s successful bid and what makes the approach taken unique
  • Find out about Glasgow’s rich sporting history and track record in hosting events
  • Reveal why Glasgow’s approach to delivering the Games will have a positive impact across the city
  • Explore the venues through photographic portraits and video.
  • Experience the sustainably developed athlete’s village
  • Be introduced to Glasgow’s 20 Greener Legacy projects and the National Legacy programme – ranging from renewable energy infrastructure to urban bee keeping to the children’s play ‘The Worm’, and from accessible Commonwealth Woods to active travel programmes and wide scale Regeneration projects.

This interactive exhibition will allow you to get involved in events, workshops and active architectural tours – the GREEN2014 programme will have something for everyone!

Follow our GREEN2014 updates on @ArcDesSco #green2014legacy

Choices for Life

Police Scotland’s ‘Choices for Life’ Team will present a number of  through provoking dramas, which P7 students can view in their class.

This event will have a Commonwealth Games theme running through it, with lots of interesting Commonwealth Games footage and interviews with some of our own Scottish athletes, during their build up to this fantastic event.

Students will also have the opportunity to discuss any relevant issues with their teacher, as well as having their questions answered by one of our exert panel members who will be in the studio.  

The drama to be screened will be ‘Sophie’s Story’  which will feature realistic issues that young people may be faced with in relation to alcohol and negative peer pressure.

To join this internacive and dynamic event please visit Glow or email

Games Charity song released at St Anne’s Primary School (Glasgow)

East 40, children forms schools in the East End of Glasgow today released “Let the Games Begin“, a single in aid of UNICEF, to celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Young stars form nursery, primary and secondary schools across the East End of Glasgow performed the song live for the first time with Freddie Cowan, lead guitarist from the Vaccines.

In an extraordinary partnership collaboration between St Mungo’s Learning Community, some of Scotland’s finest musicians including Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbits), Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand), local writer Jonathan Carr and the artist Gerard M Burns learners across all ages and abilities created an inspirational piece of music which will be at the heart of the Games Charity UNICEF’s fundraising efforts.

The song is available for download from iTunes

Red Cross – Commonwealth Games Resource available now!

What is the connection between the Commonwealth Games and asylum-seekers and refugees? The answer is all in the welcome.

The British Red Cross have created a resource which explores the themes of welcome and cultural understanding in the run up to the Commonwealth Games. You can choose from a selection of quick activities featuring lesson starters and quick explorations for tutor time.

 Find out more:

The BBC Commonwealth Class Finale, 24 July, Glasgow!

BBC at the Quay is a 16-day festival running alongside the Commonwealth Games. A number of radio and TV programmes will be broadcasting from tents outside BBC Scotland headquarters at Pacific Quay, Glasgow. Commonwealth Class will also be part of this festival. We’ll be bringing together our Commonwealth Class students to talk about some of the issues that the youth of the Commonwealth face. We’re looking for children and young people aged between 10 – 17 years old – from as many of the Commonwealth nations and territories as possible – to be part of the audience to discuss issues with each other and our panel of guests. Please email to let us know if your school plans to visit Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games and you’d be interested in taking part in the audience at our live event.