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TitleCommonwealth Games Scotland
DescriptionThe Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive documents over 80 years of international sporting competition, beginning with the minutes of Scottish National Sports Federation in 1931 and memorabilia from the early British Empire Games, the first held in Hamilton, Canada, in 1930.. As well as correspondence, reports, photographs and memorabilia relating to the participation of Scottish teams at all subsequent Commonwealth Games the collection also includes material from other major international sporting events including Olympic Games. The minutes and correspondence files also record how Commonwealth Games Scotland works with other sporting bodies.

The collection also includes the records relating to the planning, organisation and administration of the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games, which were both held in Edinburgh. The planning and administration of the Edinburgh Games were managed by Organising Committees whose extensive records are present. Every aspect of the operation of these games from management of local volunteers to international negotiations with participating nations are detailed in the committee minutes, correspondence files and reports. Posters, programmes and other promotional material provide a pictorial record of events, along with memorabilia (including official team clothing) and an extensive photographic archive. Material relating to the 2014 Glasgow Games has recently been added to the collection and additional material relating to the 2018 Gold Coast Games is expected.
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