Former Scottish Diving gold medallist and team Chef-de Mission Peter Heatly was elected during the Games to the position of Commonwealth Games Federation President.
Scotland shared a plane with Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey. The flight commenced in London, calling at Cardiff, Belfast and Prestwick to pick up team members, and stopped for refuelling in both Bahrain and Singapore before finally landing in Brisbane.
No Medallists: 38 team members won a total of 26 medals across six sports. There were 8 gold medallists including two double gold medallists – Allan Wells and Alister Allan.
Top Male: Allan Wells took double gold in the 100m and 200m, the latter in a dead heat with Mike McFarlane of England. He also collected a bronze as part of the 4x100m Relay. Shooter Alister Allan matched this medal tally with gold in both the 50m Rifle 3 Position and Air Rifle Pairs events and a bronze in the 3 Positions Pairs.
Top Female: Meg Ritchie was Scotland’s only female gold medal winner, taking victory in the discus by over four metres in a new Commonwealth Games record.
Top Sport: Shooting was Scotland’s top sport with 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Athletics also had three gold medal winners, backed up by a silver and six bronze.
Repeat Medallists: 7 athletes were repeat medallists – Allan Wells, Willie Wood, Alister Allan, Cameron Sharp, Chris Black, Drew McMaster and Albert Patrick.