Kayano the Grizzly Bear, official mascot of Edmonton 1978, was the first mascot in Commonwealth Games history.
Gymnastics made its debut on the programme.
Scotland’s competitors set two British and two Commonwealth Games records during the Edmonton Games with 13 Scottish national records also broken.
No Medallists: 17 team members won a total of 14 medals across seven sports. There were six gold medallists including a double gold for Allan Wells.
Top Male: With two gold and one silver, sprinter Allan Wells was Scotland’s top athlete of the Games. He took gold in the 200m and silver in the 100m before teaming up with Cameron Sharp, Drew McMaster and David Jenkins to take gold in the 4x100m Relay ahead of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica.
Top Female: Scotland’s top female athlete, and indeed the only female medallist for Scotland of these Games, was Joanna Flockhart who took silver in the Badminton Mixed Doubles alongside Billy Gilliland.
Top Sport: Athletics was Scotland’s top sport with 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.
Repeat Medallists: 4 athletes were repeat medallists – Alister Allan, James Douglas, Alex McIntosh and Willie Wood.