In hosting the 1986 Games, Edinburgh became the first city ever to host the Commonwealth Games twice.
Scotland won at least one medal in every sport on the programme. This feat has never been repeated.
A double Commonwealth medallist, coming into the 1986 Games with silver in Edmonton in 1978 and bronze in Brisbane in 1982, wrestler Albert Patrick carried Scotland’s flag at both Opening and Closing Ceremonies. In competition he made it three medals in a row with a silver in the Over 100kg event.
No Medallists: 37 team members won a total of 33 medals across 10 sports. There were five gold medallists – Liz Lynch, Billy Gilliland, Dan Travers, George Adrain and Grant Knox.
Top Male: Billy Gilliland was a double medallist in Badminton, winning Scotland’s first ever gold in the sport with Dan Travers in the Men’s Doubles and a bronze in the Mixed Doubles with Christine Heatly.
Top Female: Liz Lynch (later Liz McColgan) was Scotland’s only female gold medallist at these Games with victory in the 10,000m, the first time the event had been contested at the Commonwealth Games.
Top Sport: Athletics was Scotland’s top sport with 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. Boxing contributed the highest medal tally with seven medals – 3 silver and 4 bronze.
Repeat Medallists: Eight athletes were repeat medallists – Billy Gilliland, Alister Allan, Charles Revolta, Albert Patrick, Neil Cochran, Sandra Whittaker, Cameron Sharp and Bill MacNeil.