Commonwealth Games

Not many realise that there are 53 countries in the Commonwealth and it sounds a little confusing when you hear that 71 countries are taking part. That’s because many countries like Great Britain for example has seven entries; Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Northern Island, Wales, Scotland and England.

There are over 6,500 athletes and officials competing in seventeen sports through to the 4th of August From the precision of lawn bowls to the exciting combat of wrestling and judo, the high adrenaline of track events to the grace and beauty of gymnastics. This is the third time Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth games. We believe over one billion people worldwide will watch the games which join the peoples of so many countries in friendship and achievement. A massive and wonderful contribution to world peace.