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Connected: Overview

<Assessing Legacy

Legacy 2014 The Games offered the potential to inspire, to create and to learn; strengthening culture and learning at home and internationally, helping us have a Connected Scotland.

This page has two sections. The first tracks progress towards this vision through a set of outcome indicators. The second provides an overview of the Legacy 2014 national programmes and the range of Legacy 2014 supported projects which have been put in place to help achieve legacy outcomes.

Both sections contain links to each of the individual outcome indicator and legacy programme pages (including to the supported projects page), clustered under intermediate outcomes.

Connected: Outcome Indicators

Background

These outcome indicators track progress from a baseline in 2008 around how Scotland is using the Games to strengthen connections at home and internationally through culture and learning under three intermediate outcomes: improve the perception of Scotland as a creative nation, producing world class cultural experiences; increase engagement through new artistic, cultural and creative experiences; and enhance young people’s learning and everyone’s understanding and celebration of our and other countries’ cultures.

Data is presented for Scotland, Glasgow, and for the East End of Glasgow where possible and relevant. Data is also briefly compared with UK wide data, where appropriate and available. More insight on trends and patterns will be possible as further data become available.

It is important to note at this stage that the indicators presented here may change due to the Games, but they only form part of the picture. As our work progresses, economic assessment, primary research and evaluation will provide the ‘bottom-up’ evidence that will help assess the contribution of the Games specifically.

INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME: Improve the perception of Scotland as a creative nation, producing world class cultural experiences
C1C1: Perception of Scotland internationally - culture (includes sporting excellence)
C2C2: The cultural mood around the Games within Social Media
C3C3: Memory of the event
C4C4: Visits by overseas and UK tourists (trips and expenditure)
INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME: Increase engagement through new artistic, cultural and creative experiences
C5C5: Level of public engagement in Scotland with the Games
C6C6: Cultural engagement in Scotland among adults and young people (attendance and participation)
C7C7: GVA - creative industries
C8C8: Employment - creative industries
INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME: Enhance young people's learning and everyone's understanding of our and other country's cultures (other indicators in development)
C9C9: National and civic pride

Connected: Legacy Programmes

 

Background

Currently, there are 15 legacy programmes that will help in the delivery of the three outcomes under this theme. All but one were newly developed or were shaped to maximise new opportunities arising as a result of the Games coming to Glasgow in 2014. The Young Ambassadors programme already existed, but used the Games to increase its momentum.

Four have a cultural focus helping enhance our reputation as a modern, vibrant, and culturally rich and diverse nation, whilst also enabling individuals and communities across Scotland to get involved and try something new. Ten have a learning focus aimed primarily at young people helping them be more confident, potential leaders and global citizens, learning more about Scotland’s place in the Commonwealth and the world, and developing and enhancing relationships both in Scotland and across the Commonwealth.

In addition to legacy programmes, there are a number of Legacy 2014 supported projects, ie smaller projects, events and activities happening across the country that have been inspired by the Games and which contribute to the national legacy outcomes. The supported projects benefit from using the Legacy 2014 brand and the underpinning brand benefits package. More information on the supported projects can be found at Legacy 2014 supported projects, and on accessing the brand at the Legacy 2014-brand centre.

 

Connected Legacy Programmes – progress so far

From 2015, information on the legacy programmes in this section will be drawn from the progress reported by the various partners delivering on-going legacy programmes, as at the preceding 31st March.

An overview of the legacy story across all themes is available on the Legacy 2014 website.  This website provide various case studies of how individuals, groups, communities, schools and businesses are already getting involved in legacy activity and feeling the benefits, as well as highlighting where opportunities still exist to get involved.

INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME: Improve the perception of Scotland as a creative nation, producing world class cultural experiences
ConnectedGlasgow 2014 Cultural Programme
ConnectedQueens Baton Relay and Ceremonies
INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME: Increase engagement through new artistic, cultural and creative experiences
ConnectedGet Scotland Dancing
ConnectedCelebrate
ConnectedUWS Digital Commonwealth Project
INTERMEDIATE OUTCOME: Enhance young people's learning and everyone's understanding of our and other country's cultures
ConnectedGame On Scotland
Connected33fifty Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme
ConnectedYouth Legacy Ambassadors
ConnectedYoung Ambassadors
ConnectedLead 2014
ConnectedGame Changer Awards
ConnectedSupport a Second Team
ConnectedYoung Scot Podium Programme
ConnectedUNICEF
Connected33sixty Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme
ConnectedFuture News
ConnectedVolunteering 2014

 

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