Backing Glasgow’s Bid

Representatives of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games bid were in London today (May 9) to officially submit the city’s bid document for the 2014 Games.

Re-enforcing their support of the bid, EventScotland – Scotland’s national agency responsible for attracting, developing and creating major international sporting and cultural events in the country – joined the bid team in the Capital for the official presentation of the documents which they hope will see Glasgow awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Games on November 9 this year.

Speaking from London, Paul Bush, EventScotland’s Acting Chief Operating Officer said; “We fully support the bid submitted by Glasgow today (May 9) to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and believe Scotland would provide the perfect stage for the Games. A successful outcome will also add further weight to our aspirations of making Scotland one of the world’s foremost destinations for major events by 2015.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

EventScotland is the national organisation for sporting and cultural events and co-ordinates the delivery of the Major Events Strategy published by the Scottish Executive in November 2002.

The strategy is designed to maximise the benefits of existing events, to attract new events, to showcase Scotland’s assets and to encourage more people to visit Scotland to experience at first hand major sporting and cultural events being staged in the country. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and the latest event news please visit www.EventScotland.org

Contact: Alan Grant
Phone: 0131 472 2313
Email: alan.grant@eventscotland.org
Website: http://www.EventScotland.org