Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
17 sports, 11 days of competition, 1 spectacular host
The Glasgow 2014
Commonwealth Games will be an unforgettable celebration of
sport and culture, leaving a lasting legacy for athletes, young
people, businesses and communities.
From 23 July -3 August 2014, the Games will
showcase 4,500 of the world's finest athletes! It's going to be
Scotland's biggest ever sporting and cultural celebration. Find out more
Download the city's Games
time map here.
The Queen's Baton Relay is nearly in
The Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay is on it's 190,000 kilometre
journey through 70 nations and territories, unifying the two
billion people of the Commonwealth in a celebration of sport,
diversity and peace.
20 - 22 JULY 2014- the Queen's Baton Relay will
journey all across the city, reaching local communities and
landmarks in the final countdown to the Commonwealth Games Opening
Ceremony on 23 July 2014. Cheer on the baton as it makes its final
journey. Click here
for more information.
The Big G for Games time
The Big G - spectacular 3D installation unveiled in George
Square - is at the heart of a major programme of activity to dress
the city for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, have you spotted
it in the city yet?
video here of the build and installation of The Big G in
And don't forget when you are visiting to take pictures and share
with us using the hashtag #TheBigG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Clyde's Mascot Trail
Clyde is the
Official Mascot of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He'll be
out and about in the city at 25 locations - can you find him? Get on his
trail, click here to find out more.
Clyde in the City
A giant floral sculpture of the official Glasgow 2014
Commonwealth Games mascot, Clyde, has been unveiled outside
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Standing taller than a
double decker bus at 4.5m, this huge green artwork will provide a
colourful welcome to the city.
Equally as impressive is the hand-carved wooden Clyde, unveiled at Queen's Park.
Standing at 2.4m, the sculpture is made from recycled oak timber
and was carved by local sculptor Robert Coia with the help of the
Don't miss these two works of art in the city and be sure to snap
a picture while you're there!
Just as the Games bring the
Commonwealth's best athletes into the Host City, Festival 2014 will fill Glasgow with exciting
entertainment and culture from Scotland and around the world.
Whether you want to catch a world premiere performance, have a go
at sports and arts activities or kick back and watch the biggest
sporting events on giant screens, you are invited to the party at
Glasgow's venues, parks and streets will be packed with
entertainment and culture from 19 July - 3 August. At the heart of
the festival will be four key venues: Glasgow Green Live Zone,
Merchant City Festival, Kelvingrove Bandstand and BBC at the Quay.
Find out more about Festival 2014 here.
Click here for the Glasgow Green Live Zone
Click here for the Merchant City Festival
Where to stay during the Games
If you have your tickets, or have been chosen as a volunteer for
the Commonwealth Games you'll have an amazing experience in Glasgow
Your next step is to book your accommodation, and you can choose
from many different options in the Greater Glasgow area and within
easy travelling distance of the Games.
Whether your style is a lively hostel or five-star opulence, a
modern city centre apartment or a rural retreat, Glasgow and the
surrounding areas offer a wide range of accommodation to suit all
tastes and budgets.
Glasgow is also served by an excellent rail network and so an
affordable option during Games time may be to stay outside of the
Most visitors will probably think of looking for accommodation
in Glasgow. Undoubtedly, there's a higher demand than usual for
accommodation in Glasgow around Games time so you may have to shop
around more to find and book a place to stay in the city.
If you search for available rooms today and find little, do try
again later. Hotels hold pre-booked blocks of rooms and unclaimed
accommodation may be released and put back on public sale over the
coming months up to March 2014.
Booking your accommodation
Want to begin planning your trip? Search for accommodation in
and around Glasgow, including B&Bs, guesthouses, serviced
apartments and student rooms at visitscotland.com