JULY 8 - PEOPLE in Glasgow are being asked what legacy they want the 2014 Commonwealth Games to leave at two events this week.


Scotland's Sports Minister Stewart Maxwell said the event gives "great opportunities to make real improvements to lives".

Scottish Government staff will discuss the issue with locals at Strathclyde University Students' Union in John Street and Tollcross Leisure Centre on Thursday.


Scottish Government staff will make a brief presentation about the development of a Commonwealth Games legacy, which will be followed by a discussion session.


The Scottish Government will publish an interim action plan towards the end of this year, and a Commonwealth Games Legacy Plan in summer 2009.

Maxwell, said: “I hope that as many people as possible turn out in Glasgow this week.


"We want to hear their views on what they want from the 2014 Games.

“This Government has always made clear that hosting the 2014 Games is not just about hosting a two-week sporting festival.

“It presents Scotland with great opportunities to make real improvements to people's lives, to raise our sights as a nation and regenerate communities across Scotland.

“We need individuals, groups and organisations to examine our proposals rigorously, and to think creatively about how the Games can help in their area.”