The participant nations of the first Games were Australia, Bermuda, British Guyana, Canada, England, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.
Scottish boxers won a medal of each colour at the Hamilton 1930 Games, beginning an unbroken run of winning at least one medal at every Games to date.
No Medals: Team Scotland won 10 medals – 2 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze
No Medallists: 14 team members won a total of 10 medals across four sports. There were two gold medallists – Duncan Wright and James Rolland.
Top Male: Scotland had two gold medallists at the inaugural Games – Marathon runner Duncan Wright and boxer James Rolland. Duncan won the Marathon ahead of England’s Sam Ferris, while in the ring James triumphed over Canadian Cosmos Canzano in the Lightweight Boxing final.
Top Female: Ellen King was Scotland’s top female athlete in Hamilton, with one silver and two bronze medals. She took silver in the 100yds Freestyle and bronze in the 200yds Breaststroke, collecting a second bronze with her team mates in the 4 x 100yds Medley Relay. She had previously won two silver medals at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.
Top Sport: Boxing was Scotland’s top sport with 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.