Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell today encouraged 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."