The Cardiff Games introduced the Queen’s Baton Relay, now an established part of every Games. Six hundred and sixty four runners carried the baton containing a message from the Queen from Buckingham Palace to the Opening Ceremony at Cardiff Arms Park.
Boxing and Wrestling events were held at Sophia Gardens Pavillion, later venue for many concerts including Cliff Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Slade.
No Medals: Team Scotland won 13 medals – 5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze.
No Medallists: 14 team members won a total of 13 medals across four sports. There were five gold medallists – Ian Black, Peter Heatly, John Brown, Dick McTaggert and Philip Caira.
Top Male Athlete: With one gold and two silver at these Games, swimmer Ian Black was Scotland’s top athlete. He took gold in the 220yds Butterfly followed by silver in both the 440yds Freestyle and 4x220yds Freestyle Relay.
Top Female Athlete: There were no female medallists in Cardiff 1958.
Top Sport: Aquatics was Scotland’s top sport with 2 gold and 2 silver medals. Boxing contributed the most medals with six – 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze.
Repeat Medallists: Diver Peter Heatly was Scotland’s only repeat medallist, claiming back the 10m Platform title he had first won in 1950.