POLL: Will the Commonwealth Games leave a lasting legacy?

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​Much hope has been pinned on the Commonwealth Games. But will its legacy make any lasting difference to health and poverty in Glasgow? 

25th July 2014 by TFN 1 Comment

Will the Commonwealth Games leave a lasting legacy?

Poll results (total votes: 124)

Will the Commonwealth Games leave a lasting legacy?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
88
Ratio:
70.97%
Answer:
No
Votes:
36
Ratio:
29.03%

Glasgow’s regeneration efforts have been accelerated by at least 15 years according to Archie Graham, deputy leader of Glasgow City Council.

It’s just one positive effect the Commonwealth Games are having on the city.

Yet health inequalities and poverty are still worse in Glasgow than any other UK city.

Can the Commonwealth Games – a 12 day event – realistically hope to tackle the city’s  deep-rooted problems?

Will the games leave a lasting legacy?  

29th July 2014 by John

It's a good springboard but would require more work to keep momentum going over a longer period if we are to see a lasting legacy. Unfortunately, I feel much of what we would like to achieve in Scotland is hampered by decisions made at Westminster.