Our Role & Responsibilities
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 the 28 Commonwealth Games sports.
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.
We are one of 70 Commonwealth Games Associations who are members of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The CGF is the parent body for the Games, responsible for its direction and control and their mission is to ‘unite the Commonwealth through sport’.
Commonwealth Games Scotland is driving forward its plans for Team Scotland success at Gold Coast 2018 and all Games thereafter. We are also working hard to ensure a positive first multi-sport Games experience for our team participating in the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.
Commonwealth Games Scotland is the trading name of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland Ltd. In 2009, the CGCS became a company limited by guarantee. Prior to this time it was an unincorporated society.
You can read about our work over the last Commonwealth Games cycle by downloading the CGS Quadrennial Report 2011-2015 below.
Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is guided by its Strategic Plan 2016-2023, 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, reviewed on an ongoing basis to reflect best practice.
We endorse the principle of sports 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.