Lanarkshire Poised for Success at Glasgow 2014

VisitLanarkshire flew the flag for the region’s tourism at VisitScotland Expo last week, showcasing the area’s pivotal role in Glasgow 2014 to international buyers.

A special visitor to the stand during the two-day event was Chairman of VisitScotland, Dr Mike Cantlay, who was particularly impressed with the work VisitLanarkshire was doing around the Commonwealth Games.

Next year, Lanarkshire will be a proud host venue for two of the Commonwealth Games 2014 events. The Glasgow 2014 Triathlon is being held in Strathclyde Country Park, which is also where the first medal ceremony will take place, while the Mountain Bike competitions will be hosted in Cathkin Braes.

The area’s first international-standard mountain bike course is being constructed with a spectacular panorama overlooking the city of Glasgow. The course has been designed with input from internationally-renowned mountain bike course designers and will be a legacy for the area, capable of staging future international events.

Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland, said: “I was delighted to meet with representatives from VisitLanarkshire at Expo last week. As Scotland gets ready to welcome the world next year, I was fascinated to learn about the group’s activities especially as the venue for two of the Commonwealth Games marquee events in 2014."

Mark Calpin, Chairman of the Lanarkshire Action Tourism Partnership added: “We are incredibly proud to be hosting two of the most exciting competitions for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. We look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world as they attend the events – and see the first medal of the Games presented on our doorstep – so we are perfectly placed and perfectly paced for Glasgow 2014!’