Project Overview

This project takes its inspiration from the inimitable style and confidence of Glaswegians, it is bold, mischievous and fun. It will run for 18 months and peak in the two weeks before the Official Games in 2014; taking over the City Centre with on-the-spot games and displays such as Dry Synchronised Swimming, Road Sweeper Races and a Gallus Grand Prix.

The starting point is to ask “Do you have a hidden talent?”  Are you great at skate-boarding? Can you tell the best story? Are you a winner at pitch and toss? We will create games from the public response,  working with schools, businesses, cultural organisations, sports and leisure groups; to identify their skills and set up challenge matches around Scotland with the finals in Glasgow.

We will hold a competition to design our own Medals and compose a Gallus National Anthem.  I want participants to experience the excitement of taking part in a major sporting event, (whether it is the world’s longest leap-frog, luminous hula-hooping or a pakora-making competition) we will not be allowed to use real stadia for security reasons, so we want to build a temporary Eco-stadium from recycled materials on a ‘stalled space’ in Glasgow and hold our Finals in it. The stadium could remain in place for 6 months to be the venue for other events.. a Gallus Edinburgh Festival..?




CWG Events Gallus Games Events
 23.7.2013  One year to go  GG National Anthem/medal competition launch
 Oct 2013  Launch QBR  Invitation of ideas for Ex-Pat GGames
 10.3.2014  Commonwealth Day  Start Eco-stadium Build, Velocity Link
 14.4.2014  100 Days to go  Schools start collecting plastic bottles for Festoon Sculptures
 June 2014  QBR returns to Scotland  Govan storms the Eco-Stadium – Partner with Govan Fair Celebrations (6 June)
 26 Jun-4 July  Festoon Workshops “bring a bottle” to make sculptures in the School Holidays
 5/6 July 2014  Opening Ceremony – Kings of Strathclyde Stride. Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Kings of Strathclyde Skive
 7 -18 July 2014  GGames events in Eco-stadium – Water Row Govan
 19/20 July  (Fest2014)  Handover Ceremony ‘Tribes of Glasgow’ March to Official CWG
 23 July – 3 Aug  Commonwealth Games  Pop-up Gallus City Games, displays, Gallus Grand Prix. Lunchtimes & Weekends
 4.8.2014  Stadium available for Gallus Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow Piping  Festival, Ryder Cup Gallus Golf
 31.8.2014  Gallus Eco-Stadium de-rig and clear site


The first stage of The Gallus Games has been generously funded by:



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