Anne McTaggart MSP congratulated Glasgow 2014 organisers on hosting a successful visit of the Commonwealth Games Federation in August, and celebrated their findings that the city was well equipped to deliver the prestigious sporting event, in a debate at the Scottish Parliament yesterday.
Ms McTaggart said: “I believe that communities in Glasgow and across the whole of Scotland will benefit hugely from the Commonwealth Games. The impact of the games could last for generations and it falls upon us to secure the benefits for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
The Glasgow MSP added: “I look forward to the commonwealth games with anticipation, optimism and most importantly, pride in my city of Glasgow and the ability of Scotland to host a fantastic international sporting event”.
“We can already see that much of the new infrastructure and stadia is transforming parts of the east end of Glasgow, and we must ensure that this progress does not slow or falter between now and 2014.
“I am also delighted to see the preparations already ongoing to ensure that there is a strong and meaningful legacy for Scotland after the games end. I know that parents, pupils and teachers have been working together in schools to encourage participation in sport, and I commend these efforts for the benefits they will bring for the wider community.