Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is the lead body for Commonwealth sport in Scotland and our membership is made up of the Scottish governing bodies of 28 recognised Commonwealth Games sports and organisations sharing our common purpose.
Commonwealth Games Scotland is responsible for selecting, preparing and leading Scotland’s team at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games. For each Games, we aim to deliver the best prepared team possible, creating the right environment and giving athletes every opportunity to excel.
Our vision is for Team Scotland and the Commonwealth Games to inspire Scotland to be physically active and successful in the sporting arena.
Our mission is to use our unique position in Scottish sport to lead and maximise benefits for Scotland, our member sports and athletes by:
We live by our values of:
Commonwealth Games Scotland is led by the Board who provide strategic and policy direction with management oversight.
Commonwealth Games Scotland employs a small number of permanent staff to lead Scotland’s preparations for each Commonwealth Games.
Our team grows in the build-up to Games through the appointment of General Team Management and Support Staff.
We recognise the climate emergency declared in 2019 by the Scottish Government.
As signatories on the UN Sport for Climate Action Framework, we have committed to being responsible citizens, with a Sustainability Vision and Action Plan to live up to our pledge.
Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is guided by its Strategic Plan, which recognises the central role Team Scotland and the Commonwealth Games play in inspiring more Scots to be physically active and successful in the sporting arena.
Athletes are central to all aspects of our planning and delivery. We are driven by principles of good governance with policies and procedures meeting all legislative requirements, and our Company Articles which are reviewed on an ongoing basis to reflect best practice.
We were rated satisfactory, the highest rating, in our last sportscotland Development Audit in 2018.
CGS is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency World Anti-Doping Code.
We endorse the principles of equality and will endeavour through our policies, procedures, actions and decision-making to ensure that no person (employee, volunteer, member or participant) who is part of CGS or who comes into contact with CGS, receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or social background.
CGS has achieved the Equality in Sport Framework Preliminary Level and are a signatory to the Scottish LGBTI Sports Charter.
We are committed to principles of Sustainability and making CGS one of the most environmentally sustainable sporting organisations in the UK with the active support of other members of our sporting community. We have received Paths for All’s Walk at Work Award and are a Cycling Friendly Employer recognised by Cycling Scotland.