The medals at these Games were the first to have a neck chain. All previous Games had their medals in presentation boxes.
These were the first Games in the Antipodes since the Auckland Games of 1950 and much had changed in terms of travel. Scotland’s journey time, travelling by air, was just over 24 hours compared with 21 days on board ship in 1950.
No Medals: Team Scotland won 14 medals – 4 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze.
No Medallists: 14 team members won a total of 14 medals across seven sports. There were four gold medallists – Robert Mallon, John McDermott, Alexander Leckie and Philip Caira.
Top Male Athlete: With gold in the Light Heavyweight Weightlifting event, Philip Caira defended the Commonwealth Games title he had won four years previously in Cardiff. He topped an all Home Nations podium with England taking silver and Wales the bronze.
Top Female Athlete: For a second successive Games there were no Scottish female medallists.
Top Sport: Boxing was Scotland’s top sport with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals.
Repeat Medallists: Two athletes were repeat medallists – Philip Caira and Dick McTaggart.