Athletes and staff for Team Scotland 2018 gathered in Dunblane for the final Team Camp before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, 20 February. With the overwhelming majority of athletes in attendance, it was a first coming together of all 18 sports, with the Team Scotland ethos of ‘One Team’ central to proceedings.
Congratulations go to Scottish Target Shooting's Jen McIntosh who has been nominated for the honour of leading Team Scotland into the Gold Coast 2018 Opening Ceremony as Flagbearer, along with bowls duo Alex Marshall and Paul Foster, and athlete Eilidh Doyle. Jen is Scotland’s most decorated female athlete in the Commonwealth History, while Marshall and Foster took gold in both the Pairs and Fours in Glasgow and Doyle is Scottish Athletics’ most decorated athlete in history.
Information ranging from travel, acclimatisation and health, to living in the Athletes’ Village and performing at a multi-sport Games was on the agenda. Athletes also learned life-saving skills with CPR workshops from Save a Life for Scotland. Team Scotland 2018 also had the opportunity to hear from past athletes as they shared their experiences and passed on their top tips for a successful Games, before the day ended with the all-important collection of the team kit.