Scotland reveals Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games benefits

Scotland reveals Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games benefits

The Scottish economy benefitted to the tune of £740 million during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth, according to an official report.

The sporting extravaganza generated £390 million for the city itself, with the remainder spread around the country.

A total of 2,100 jobs were also created during the preparation period between 2007 and 2014.

The report said the games were delivered on time and on budget.

In terms of tourism, Glasgow 2014 attracted about 690,000 unique visitors.

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VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said: “This year, Scotland’s tourism industry is building on the energy and excitement of 2014, using strengths, such as our food and drink and quality visitor experiences, to take Scotland to the world and enhance our reputation as a must-visit, must-return destination.”