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Hosts and Champions was supported by the National Lottery Celebrate Fund.

Sports fans are getting another chance to see a free exhibition about the Commonwealth Games.

Hosts and Champions previewed at the University of Stirling before Glasgow 2014, and then enjoyed a display in the city during this year’s Games.

A new, expanded version of the exhibition is now on display in the University’s Pathfoot Building until September 19.

University archivist Karl Magee said: “The exhibition celebrates 80 years of participation and achievement by Scotland in the Commonwealth Games from its origin as the British Empire Games held in Hamilton, Canada in 1930, through to the 2010 Games held in Delhi, India.

“Drawn from the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive – which is held by the University – the exhibition displays a selection of photographs, designs, clothing, papers and artefacts which evoke a rich story of Scotland's involvement in the Games, including as hosts in 1970 and 1986.

“During the Glasgow 2014 Games the exhibition was on display in the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow as part of the Festival 2014 programme of events. We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring the exhibition back to Stirling to continue our celebration of Team Scotland's sporting success, past and present.”

The exhibition has been curated by Professor Richard Haynes, Karl Magee and Ian Mackintosh at the University of Stirling and Lucy Armitage from Glasgow Museums/Glasgow Life. The exhibition is supported by the National Lottery Celebrate Fund and Festival 2014.

• The Pathfoot Building, within the University’s main Stirling campus, is open seven days a week to the general public: weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm and weekends from 11am to 3 pm. 

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