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“Scotland’s Fantastic Traditional Welcome” Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland


Scotland’s welcome is world famous – there is simply no denying it. Our research shows that when visitors come to our country, one of their main reasons is to meet passionate, engaging people full of stories, giving them a real and authentic experience.

Next year we’d like you to build on and amplify this spirit even further.

As volunteers for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, you have a wonderful chance to be an ambassador not just for Glasgow, but for the whole of Scotland – this truly is the opportunity of a lifetime.

At VisitScotland we’re working hard to promote the Games as a must-see event in 2014, with Glasgow the start of a fantastic adventure here in Scotland.

Our message is clear – enjoy a magnificent Commonwealth Games, enjoy one of the best cities in the world – now go and enjoy the rest of Scotland!

We’re investing millions of pounds in marketing the Games to people here in the United Kingdom. But that’s not all – we’re embarking on a truly global campaign, with activity happening all over the Commonwealth to coincide with the Queen’s Baton Relay as it makes its way around the world.

Next year, we’ll be welcoming the world to enjoy the Games, our Homecoming celebrations and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. As part of this we need your help to make sure that Scotland’s fantastic traditional welcome is there for everyone to see, making visitors truly believe that Glasgow and Scotland is a world leading destination.

You may of course be a visitor to Glasgow or Scotland yourself and we hope you have bit of time to explore more of the country while you’re here. You’ll be spoilt for choice in Glasgow - it’s an amazing city with cultural attractions, stylish shops and fantastic eateries

And within an hour of the city there’s even more to discover:

Explore Edinburgh’s old town with its cobbled streets and underground city or stay on after the Games and experience the world largest arts festival - the Edinburgh Fringe.

Head north and relive our fascinating history at Stirling Castle or the 3D experience at the new Bannockburn Visitor Centre (opening spring 2014).

Alternatively escape to the country at Loch Lomond where you can be as active or restful as you wish. Whether it’s a spa at Cameron House, your first walk up a ‘munro’, Ben Lomond, or a boat trip out to its many islands, you’ll be amazed by what’s available just a hop skip and jump from the Games.

Visit our website for more ideas and information.

The Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games are now over. This website is closed and for reference purposes only. Some external links may no longer work. For the latest news and information, please visit the Commonwealth Games Federation website.