Since their inception in Hamilton in 1930, the Commonwealth Games have been held every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II), growing from 400 athletes from 11 countries at the first Games into the global, multi-sport event we know today.
The Commonwealth Games is the only occasion where Scotland gets to compete in a multi-sport event as a nation in its own right and is one of only six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games.
Click on a Games for facts, figures and images, plus a full review of Team Scotland’s performance at that Games.
Learn more about the history of the Games, from proposals in the 1890s to its present day form.
The Team Scotland archives are held by the University of Stirling Archives and Special Collections Department.
Search our athlete database to learn about our medal-winning athletes from past Games.