glasgow2014logoScottish Government asked Young Scot and Children’s Parliament to gather the views of children and young people on how Scotland’s people could engage with the Games in the run up to 2014, and what the legacy for Scotland having been host should be.

Children in 3 locations – Glasgow, California (Falkirk) and Edinburgh – established 3 Local Investigation Teams to explore these two themes of participation and legacy.  10 children were in each Team.

Each Local Investigation Team talked about and explored what the Commonwealth is with friends, classmates and family and investigated in more detail one of the sports which would be played at the Glasgow 2014 Games.

Each Local Investigation Team then took part in a full day interactive workshop where, using a combined art drama approach, the Teams were asked to think about how preparing for and having the Games in Scotland can help make Scotland a place which is: Healthier, Smarter, Fairer, Greener, Wealthier.

The teams built a model running track on which ideas, questions and challenges were represented.

Finally, the Investigation Teams attended an event at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh at which they presented their findings alongside the young people who had participated via Young Scot. The children spoke about their findings on the themes of participation and legacy and they presented their exhibition.


The Glasgow 2014: The Legacy report was produced for Young Scot with support from the Scottish Government. Download a copy of the report from the link below:

Glasgow 2014: The Legacy