New Commonwealth Games exhibition opens in Dalkeith

Midlothian baton bearers at the launch of the  Commonwealth Games exhibition in Dalkeith
Midlothian baton bearers at the launch of the Commonwealth Games exhibition in Dalkeith

The Provost of Midlothian opened a new exhibition in Dalkeith last week celebrating Scotland’s relationship with the Commonwealth Games.

Speaking at the launch at Dalkeith Arts Centre before an audience of medal winners, baton bearers and sports enthusiasts, the Provost Councillor Joe Wallace said he hoped the exhibition and indeed the Commonwealth Games would prove an inspiration to young people. He added:“We are very proud to have the exhibition here in Midlothian. Our thanks go to the curators Professor Richard Haynes, Karl Magee, Ian Mackintosh and Jocelyn Grant of the University of Stirling.

“Midlothian Council is a big supporter of sporting opportunity. We believe in being proactive and that providing opportunities for people to participate in sport and physical activities is the best way to improve the long term health of people in Midlothian.”

Drawn from the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive held by the University of Stirling, ‘Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games’, celebrates over 80 years of participation and achievement by Scotland in the event, from its origin as the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada, in 1930, through to Glasgow 2014.

The exhibition will be on display to the public until Friday, October 23.