Jim Alder’s win in the Marathon was the third time a Scottish athlete had won this event following Duncan Wright in 1930 and Joseph McGhee in 1954.
No Medals: Team Scotland won 9 medals – 1 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze.
No Medallists: 11 team members won a total of 9 medals across six sports. There was one gold medallist – Jim Alder.
Top Male: Scotland’s only gold medallist of the 1966 Games was Jim Alder who took victory in the Marathon. He had already taken a bronze medal in the Six Miles race but almost lost the gold in the Marathon when, having built up an impressive lead, he took a wrong turning near the finish. Eventually finding his way into the stadium, he put in a burst of speed to catch Bill Adcocks of England in the home straight and snatched victory.
Top Female: Scotland’s top female athlete of the 1966 Games was Muriel Ferguson who took a bronze medal in the Badminton Mixed Doubles alongside Robert McCoig. Badminton was making its debut at these Games, making Ferguson and McCoig’s medal the first ever in the sport at a Commonwealth Games.
Top Sport: Athletics was Scotland’s top sport with 1 gold and 1 bronze medal.
Repeat Medallists: Two athletes were repeat medallists – Robert (Bobby) McGregor and Alexander (Sandy) Leckie.