The pride of the Clyde

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Golden-hearted volunteers from East Dunbartonshire made up the fourth largest group of Scottish Clydesiders at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

An amazing 609 people gave up hours and hours of their own time –unpaid – to help 
ensure the Glasgow Games went smoothly.

That put East Dunbartonshire fourth in Scotland for the number of Clydesiders – behind Glasgow, South Lanarkshire and Edinburgh and ahead of 28 other authorities.

In terms of the number of Clydesiders per head of population, East Dunbartonshire was top – followed closely by East Renfrewshire. A total of 1,760 people applied to be Clydesiders from this area.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie praised their community spirit, and said: “It is the people who made the Games such a success and I’m delighted that East Dunbartonshire residents were at the heart of that.

“I’m delighted to say that local people volunteered as Clydesiders and supported the Games – as well as a range of events in the lead-up to the sporting extravaganza.

“Well done to everyone who volunteered, took part in the opening and closing ceremonies, helped to stage the sporting events and who went along to clap and cheer competitors from all over the Commonwealth.”