About Melbourne 2006
This was the fifth Games that Australia had hosted and the first time since 1982. These were the biggest Games yet, run on an almost Olympic scale and the challenge of meeting the Commonwealth’s dominant country on home soil had if anything got harder.
Scotland’s athletes did themselves proud winning a total of 29 medals (11 gold, 7 silver 11 bronze) and recording their most successful Games ever. Their achievements inspired a nation with a huge public welcome on their return home and a number of awards and accolades being quite rightly bestowed on the Team and individuals alike.
- No. Sports 16
- No. Countries 71
- No. Athletes 4,049
- Gold Medals Awarded 245
- Official Mascot Karak (Red-tailed Black Cockatoo)
Team Scotland’s Melbourne 2006 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 29
Did You Know?
For the first time in the history of the Games, the Melbourne 2006 Queen's Baton visited every single Commonwealth nation and territory taking part in the Games, a journey of 180,000 kms (112,500 miles).