Although the Scots were not involved, Water Polo featured in Games history for the first and last time, as part of the Aquatics programme. Fencing and Weightlifting also made their Games debuts.
Some members of the team had given up jobs to travel to Auckland and at least one, hammer gold medallist, Duncan Clark stayed on in New Zealand.
No Medals: Team Scotland won 10 medals – 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze.
No Medallists: 10 team members won a total of 10 medals across three sports. There were five gold medallists – Helen Orr (Elenor) Gordon, Peter Heatly, Duncan Clark, Hugh Riley and Henry Gilliland.
Top Male: Peter Heatly was Scotland’s top athlete of the Games with a gold and a silver in the Diving events. He took gold in the 10m Platform event and a silver in the 3m Springboard. This was the first of three Commonwealth Games at which Peter won medals, eventually ending his career with a total of five.
Top Female: Helen Orr Gordon (known as Elenor Gordon) was Scotland’s top female athlete with gold in the 220yds Breaststroke in a new Commonwealth Games record, followed by a bronze alongside Margaret Girvan and Elizabeth Turner in the 3x110yds Medley Relay.
Top Sport: Aquatics was Scotland’s top sport with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Repeat Medallists: Scotland had no repeat medallists at the 1950 Vancouver Games, mainly due to the 12 year gap between Games caused by World War II.