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Scotland is located above England and forms part of the United Kingdom. From their debut in 1930 Commonwealth Games in Hamilton, when they were represented by 15 athletes, the Scots have taken part in every Games since, winning medals every time they have participated. At the 2010 Games in Delhi the Scots took home a total of 26 medals, 9 of which were gold. They had their strongest ever performance as Games hosts in Glasgow, in 2014, earning 53 medals.
Edinburgh became the first city to hold the Games twice in 1970 and 1986 and also became the first city to host the Youth Games. In 2000, they inaugurated the 'Millennium' Commonwealth Youth Games which is now held every four years. Scotland hosted the Games for a third time when Glasgow welcomed athletes and officials to the XXth Commonwealth Games from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014.
Scottish Commonwealth Games champions include boxer Dick McTaggart, sprinter Allan Wells, distance runner Liz McColgan, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and swimmer David Wilkie. Multiple diving gold medallist Sir Peter Heatly later chaired the Commonwealth Games Federation; and former Team Scotland swimmer Louse Martin CBE is the current CGF President.
The Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games are the only multi sport events where Scotland competes as a nation and responsibility for organising their participation sits with Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS).