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Medals aren't the only measure of how successful the Games have been. Success is also measured in jobs; in the success of our businesses; and in the number of people getting active and using the new sports facilities in their local communities.

The Scottish Government is working closely with a number of partners to monitor and evaluate the legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Assessing Legacy 2014

Assessing Legacy 2014 tracks a set of outcome indicators which form part of the evaluation of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. These indicators will give us a broad picture of how we are progressing against legacy outcomes, as well as addressing some of the key research questions which will be answered as part of the evaluation.

Assessing Legacy 2014

Evaluating legacy activity

A games legacy evaluation is underway. The approach being taken was developed by the Games Legacy Evaluation Working Group (GLEWG) which is made up of  key partners leading on the delivery of games legacy programmes, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Government.


Five national level evaluation reports are planned as part of the evaluation of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games the first being published in 2012 and the last due to be published in 2019. The first two of these are available below. Three further reports will be available here on publication in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

These reports five reports will present a comprehensive account of the effect the Games have had across a wide-ranging set of indicators, drawing insight from a wide variety of sources.

An Evaluation of the Commonwealth Games 2014 Legacy for Scotland Report 1: Questions, Methods and Baseline (2012)

This report sets out the approach to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy evaluation, key questions and the methods that will be used to address those questions up to 2019. It sets the foundations for later evaluation by providing a set of baseline measurements across 50 indicators.

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An Evaluation of Legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - Pre-Games Report (2014)

This report sets out our commitment to a transparent and long term evaluation of legacy to generate learning for ourselves, future bidders and hosts, and to add to the international literature. This is the most ambitious evaluation that has been conducted as part of a Commonwealth Games.

It covers the key questions, methodology and some early findings. It also makes a prospective assessment of what the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games might achieve based on the evidence and early results.

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GoWell: Studying Change in Glasgow's East End is a five-year, mixed methods research programme, designed to evaluate the impacts of regeneration and other changes associated with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games upon the health and wellbeing of communities in the East End of Glasgow. The study has been commissioned by the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland and sportscotland. It forms part of the Scottish Government's Commonwealth Games Legacy Evaluation Programme.

Like the main GoWell study, this study has many components and will collect different types of data. This includes three community surveys at two-yearly intervals: pre-Games (2012), immediately after the Games themselves (2014), and post-Games (2016); qualitative research with residents; and stakeholder discussion groups.

Report One: Headline Indicators presents findings from the first wave of data collection in 2012. These relate to each of the four Scottish Government Evaluation Themes: Active, Flourishing, Sustainable and Connected. Where possible, the report includes comparisons with national benchmarks for indicators under these four themes.

GoWell in Glasgow’s East End Baseline Community Survey 2012 Report One: Headline Indicators

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