The HBTI is proudly supported by Legacy 2014, a dominant sector of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. David Grevemberg yesterday stated that “Legacy is really why these Games have been brought to Scottish shores in the first place”.
The Host Broadcasting Training Initiative is in place to train and nurture talent in Scotland to fill an existing skills gap for not only the broadcast of the Games, but for years to come. Over 200 students have gained practical experience with SVGTV impressing lecturers, broadcast professionals and the outside world. A lasting legacy has been built and puts the strength of live sports coverage in Scotland at no doubt for a generation of students.
But there’s more to Legacy 2014 than just the HBTI, infact there are 120 projects across Scotland improving the skills, lives and communities of the country with many projects running years past the closing ceremony.
Murrayfield was the host for the Legacy 2014 Celebration as part of Legacy Week, recognising and publicising the many and varied projects, funds and initiatives that are using the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as the catalyst for change in the world.
“…people working smarter together on a common purpose with a common ambition.” – David Grevemberg, CEO Glasgow 2014.
Will Tyler, Legacy 2014 Manager at The Scottish Government shared his thoughts on the what he thought had been a very successful programme. It is his responsibility to ensure that the Legacy 2014 projects not only appear to be useful to outsiders, but actually deliver on their promises and leave a lasting difference in the communities and hearts of the people of Glasgow and indeed in the fifty projects that touch the four corners of the Saltire.
Will expanded on David’s words and gave more detail on the scope of Legacy’s ambitions:
“People are proud that the Games are happening in Glasgow..and they can see that it’s bringing a real tangible difference to their communities which I think is really important.” – Will Tyler, Legacy Manager, Scottish Government.
Below you will find details of Legacy programmes that are having a real impact across Scotland and at the heart of the East End of Glasgow. The Legacy 2014 Celebration featured presentations and networking from the four sectors of the programme:
Flourish: The creation and nurturing of skills to build the economy and create jobs in Scotland.
Active: The opportunity and encouragement to get Scottish people out of the house and taking part in more sports and gentle exercise.
Connected: The cultural aspect of the Legacy 2014 programme.
Sustainable: All about the environment, not only in conservation but in spreading best practise throughout communities and industry.