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The ‘Lasting Legacy’ of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Shames

Money changing handsI have referred to the Glasgow 2014 money pit as The Commonwealth Shames, but such wit grows tiresome if overplayed, so I have not pursued the metaphor too often.

However, it looks as if I was right, and Glasgow’s reputation now does have the Lasting Legacy that the games’ organisers promised – but probably not the one they wanted to be found out for:

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games chief John Scott quits

John Scott John Scott has stepped down as chief executive of the Glasgow 2014 organising committee

John Scott stepped down after admitting breaking rules over accepting gifts and hospitality from a potential supplier.

A statement from the organising committee, said Mr Scott deeply regretted his mistake.

David Grevemberg, the chief operating officer, will take charge of the organising committee until a permanent chief executive appointment is made.

Lord Smith, chairman of Glasgow 2014, said: “John Scott has made an important contribution to the planning of what we believe will be an outstanding Games.

“The board has accepted his resignation for an error of judgement he made in accepting, and not declaring, an offer from one of Glasgow 2014’s potential suppliers, in breach of the organising committee’s strict gifts and gratuities policy.

“I know he deeply regrets this mistake and this was a job that he loved. It is a measure of the man that he has put the values and reputation of the OC ahead of his own at this time.”

He said that because Mr Scott was was (sic) largely responsible for setting the committee’s standards of governance he felt he could not continue in his role as chief executive under the circumstances.

BBC News – Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games chief John Scott quits

Glasgow Commonwealth Games chief resigns after breaking gift rules | Glasgow and West | STV News

Thanks very much John Scott – you’re just the advert Glasgow needs.


June 27, 2011 - Posted by | Civilian, council | , , , , ,

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