With today marking just 100 days to go until the start of the World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 24, Team Scotland is excited to announce that we will be bringing an exhibition to Glasgow, joining the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA) at the St Enoch Centre in the city centre.
The Team Scotland Exhibition will celebrate 10 years on since the incredible success of the team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Focusing on the stories of the Scottish athletes who competed in track and field, the spotlight will also shine on the memories of the officials, volunteers and spectators who were there. The atmosphere of the Games will be brought back to life through audio, visuals and items representing iconic moments of the Games which had such a profound impact on the city and Scotland as a whole.
The exhibition will run in conjunction with the MOWA Indoor Athletics Exhibition, which will celebrate over 170 years of indoor track and field Athletics, featuring the museum’s indoor athletics collection of competition artefacts dating from the 1880s to 2023.
The magnificent displays contain clothing, shoes, equipment, trophies, and medals donated by more than 30 world champions and record breakers, with supporting video, photographs, and text. During the championships themselves, 1 to 3 March, visitors to the exhibition can even step into the metaverse using Virtual Reality Headsets to explore the MOWA’s online 3D museum platform.
The MOWA exhibition will be located on the ground floor at the St Enoch Centre and the Team Scotland exhibition on the first floor, with an opening ceremony planned for the evening of Friday 2 February. The exhibitions will be free to attend and open throughout the day from Saturday 3 February to Sunday 3 March inclusive, with exact opening times to be confirmed closer to the event.
Plans are also being developed for a programme of activities and a fan activation area.
Announcing the Exhibition, Championships Director, Stuart Campbell said: “We are delighted to be working with MOWA to bring this exciting exhibition to Glasgow as part of our World Athletics Indoor Championships city activation plans.
“Glasgow has a proven track record in hosting major international events and is committed to using them to encourage participation in sport and physical activity, ensuring the positive impact of events benefits local communities.
“The exhibitions are centrally located just a short walk from official hotels and key transport hubs, and we aim to create a real buzz in the city for everyone to get involved regardless of whether they have a ticket for the event or not.”
Proud to be involved, Jon Doig OBE, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Scotland, and Team Scotland Chef de Mission at Glasgow 2014 added: “The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was not only a fabulous Games and a successful one for Team Scotland, but it engaged the country like nothing else I have ever experienced.
“It also laid the foundation for the many other major international sports events that Scotland, and Glasgow in particular, has hosted since and it will be wonderful to celebrate and mark 10 years on as part of this exhibition.
“Scottish athletes have contributed some of the greatest moments to both the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships, so we see this as a fitting opportunity to be working alongside MOWA.”