Scotland House, a welcoming home from home for visiting supporters to watch the action and celebrate Team Scotland’s sporting success, officially opened its doors on the day of the Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony.
It will host a range of events linked to the Games, as well as hosting the team’s post-competition media activity. Importantly it also provides a tranquil space for athletes and their families and friends to meet in private and relax; before and after competition.
Scotland House was officially opened by Paul Bush OBE, Chair of Commonwealth Games Scotland, Maree Todd, Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport and Professor Michael Harkin, Vice Chancellor, University College Birmingham with the opening event attended by athletes, family and friends, team officials, CGS Board members, representatives of University College Birmingham and media.
Team Scotland have partnered with University College Birmingham to deliver Scotland House which is ideally located in the city centre, less than 5 minutes’ walk from Centenary Square and 10 minutes from New Street Station. It will open daily until Monday 8 August from 10:00 to 23:00.
Paul Bush OBE, Chair of Commonwealth Games Scotland said: “With Scotland House now officially open, we will look forward to welcoming hundreds of athletes, friends, family and team supporters here over the duration of the Games.
“As always, we have strived to make Scotland House a welcoming home from home for our team members, their friends, family and supporters. The team have done a fantastic job in bringing our brand to life; from the grand entrance to the tiny details, it all comes together to be incredibly impactful. A huge thank you to the Scottish Government in understanding the value of Scotland House and continuing to support us in its delivery.
“Lastly a thank you to University College Birmingham for hosting Team Scotland. The facilities both here and at the Performance Centre are first class and will be a great resource for the team.”