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Campbell: Glasgow games will help inspire next generation of Scottish athletes

August 19, 2013 3:05 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell today encouragedSir Menzies CampbellSir Menzies Campbell Scots to 'take a front row seat for a piece of Scottish sporting history' as more than 1 million tickets for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games went on sale.

Former international athlete Sir Menzies, who represented Scotland at the 1966 Commonwealth Games, said that the games promised to be a great sporting occasion that would help inspire the next generation of Scottish athletes.

Commenting, Sir Menzies Campbell said:

"With tickets now on sale I know that there is real excitement building over the Commonwealth Games across Scotland. It promises to be a great sporting occasion that will give Glasgow a real boost and inspire the next generation of Scottish athletes in the same way that the performance of Team GB did in London last year.

"As a member of the Scottish team at the Commonwealth Games in 1966 I remember just how exciting it was to compete with athletes from all over the world. The support of the home crowd will help create a wonderful atmosphere in Glasgow next year.

"There really is very little that compares to watching top-class live sport and I hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to get a front row seat for a piece of Scottish sporting history."