Glasgow Commonwealth Games

There is no better time to visit this historic city.

The 2014 Commonwealth games will begin in Glasgow on the 23rd of July and continue until the 3rd of August. The motto of the games is “PEOPLE, PLACE, PASSION” . If you are planning to go along to watch you may well be flying into Glasgow airport. At Indigo, as well as meeting your standadrd car hire needs, we can also offer a unique meet and greet service from that airport, perfect especially if you are inviting clients and offering any type of corporate hospitality to visiting VIPs and want to make a good impression.

Celtic Park, located in the East End of Glasgow, will hold the opening ceremony, whereas Hampden Park, on the South Side and Scotlands national football stadium, will be the site of the close. The games will see 17 sports played over 11 days by athletes from 71 countries and territories. It will be Scotlands biggest ever multi-sport event and will have more events and Para sport medals than any other Commonwealth games.

The events are:

glasgow commonwealth games

  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Triathalon
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

There will be 13 venues in total, and besides the opprtunity to watch some world class sport, why not hire a car and also explore Glasgow, which is the largest City in Scotland and the third largest in the United Kingdom.

A historic city, Glasgow is well known for the football rivalry between Celtic and Rangers. It is also a city with many amenities for cultural activities, curling, opera, ballet and art, having a large selection of museums. In 1990, Glasgow was designated European City of Culture. If your tastes are cultural the Kelvingrove Art Museum is a must as is the Victorian Necropolis, Glasgow´s Victorian City of the Dead. Other places of interest are the Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens, the Merchant City, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

It is also the Gateway to the Highlands and the Islands of Scotland. If you have rented a car, you will be able to explore the breathtaking scenery that Scotland has to offer, and maybe even get a glimpse of Nessie at Loch Ness or visit the beautiful Glencoe Valley, with its dramatic cliff faces and steep slopes. Glencoe is especially haunting for its treacherous history of the slaughter of the MacDonald Clan by the English. Fort William, Ben Nevis, and Loch Lomond are all also in day trip distance of this vibrant City.

Glasgow is also renowned for its music scene, having many live music venues, pubs and clubs. It is said to have the most talked-about independent music scene outside the USA. Comedy clubs are also prevalent, many famous comedians started their career in front of tough Glaswegian audiences and went on to become famous over the border too. Billy Connolly, Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges, Elaine C Smith and Janey Godley.

Glasgow is a great city to visit and the Commonwealth Games fortnight makes it even more attractive. If you are interested in hiring a car in Glasgow at any time or take advantage of out unique meet and greet service from Glasgow airport then our reservation agents will be happy to assist you. Contact us directly by calling +44 (0)113 880 0748 or emailing us at and we will get right back to you.