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In pictures: When Scotland hosted the Commonwealth Games

A look back at the 1986 and 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth Games three times – in Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986, and in Glasgow in 2014.

Ahead of the 2022 Games getting under way in Birmingham on Thursday, here’s a look at some of the best pictures from those sporting extravaganzas.

Edinburgh 1986: Opening ceremony at Meadowbank Stadium

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Edinburgh 1986: Liz McColgan wins gold in the 10,000m

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Edinburgh 1986: Closing ceremony at Meadowbank Stadium

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Glasgow 2014: Athletics at a packed Hampden

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Glasgow 2014: Games logo looms large over the city

Glasgow 2014: Usain Bolt sprints to gold at Hampden

Glasgow 2014: Clyde the mascot entertains crowds

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Glasgow 2014: Cycling road race through the city centre

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Glasgow 2014: Derelict land turned into athletes’ village

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