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Legacy explained

Legacy. It’s about using the unique opportunity of the Games to deliver lasting change across the whole of Scotland – now, in the run-up to the Games, and in the years beyond. Given the very wide range of legacy programmes and initiatives available this will mean different things to different people. Here are some of the ways that Legacy 2014 is making a difference.

For a Scottish business it might mean winning a Games-related contract which paves the way for further contracts and new markets, at home or overseas. It’s helping to bolster the Scottish economy and enhance our reputation at home and abroad as a place to visit and do business.

For a young person it might mean a job, or an apprenticeship, or a role as a Youth Legacy Ambassador where they can learn new skills and gain experience.

For schoolchildren it’s about the opportunity to learn about the Commonwealth and the Games, about values and about other countries and their cultures.

For our communities it’s about improving local facilities, taking part in cultural events, working together to celebrate the Games, and engendering a true community spirit.

For every one of us it's about being inspired to become more active, whether that’s through walking or cycling or taking up a sport. And recognising that the benefits to our health of doing so are huge.

Legacy 2014 has something for everyone. Make sure you’re part of it.

Watch the Legacy 2014 video on YouTube

View the online Legacy 2014 brochure - Scotland's Games Legacy

Find out how you can be part of it