Time to focus on off-the-field success

THE athletes have gone and the sport has ended, and Glasgow is left with the goodwill and respect of people all around the world.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

Which, of course, was all part of the plan of how the city will benefit in the future from hosting the Commonwealth Games.

As Mike Cantlay of Visit Scotland explains today, hosting events is part of the city strategy and pulling off a really big one is the catalyst for attracting many more, albeit on a smaller but still lucrative scale.

The legacy of the Games will be felt in many ways, but none will come along on their own - hard work is still required.

Capturing the enthusiasm and momentum that the Games created is essential to ensure more people of all ages want to and are able to participate in sport and activity.

The physical improvements in transport and infrastructure have to be used to ensure businesses want to locate in the areas where the investment is designed to create economic regeneration.

The first part of the strategy was hosting and delivering a spectacularly successful Commonwealth Games, which has been achieved.

Now the focus is on delivering the legacy and ensuring the benefits come to the people of Glasgow and get through to those who need it most.

Sport

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

175133

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

SPOTY, My top ten 2014 moments

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

George Square tragedy puts life in perspective

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.