Games for Glas­gow

Evening Times - - FEATURES -

OUR re­porter de­scribed the work tak­ing place to pre­pare for the Com­mon­wealth Games.

It read: “A year ago, Glas­gow held its breath as a se­ri­ous look­ing of­fi­cial took the stage of a lux­ury ho­tel in Sri Lanka.

“Yards away, First Min­is­ter Alex Sal­mond and city coun­cil leader Steven Pur­cell stood side- by- side des­per­ately hop­ing years of hard work had paid off.

“Mo­ments later they were punch­ing the air as it was an­nounced Glas­gow was to host the 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games .

“Thou­sands of miles away the city erupted in cel­e­bra­tion at the news it was to be the home of the £373mil­lion sport­ing ex­trav­a­ganza.

Happy and re­lieved, this crowd of rev­ellers is cel­e­brat­ing VJ Day in Glas­gow in 1945

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