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Commonwealth Games 2014

July 2014 sees the return of the Commonwealth Games to Scotland for the third time. In its 20th year, the Commonwealth Games is an international sporting event involving athletes from the commonwealth of nations.

Between 23rd July and 3rd August, Glasgow will play host to 6,500 athletes and officials from 70 countries, competing in 17 sports over 11 days. Sports include; Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling. For further information on the Commonwealth Games please click here.


With the eyes of the world on Glasgow, the city, voted European capital of sport in 2003, has 13 excellent venues for you to catch all the Commonwealth Games Glasgow action.

However if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer, Menzies Irvine Ayrshire is the perfect base for your Scottish break, situated 30 miles away from all the action. Find out more about Commonwealth event details.

Apart from the games, with beautiful scenery, fascinating history and outdoor activities, the Ayrshire region offers a great selection of things to see and do. Explore the Isle of Arran – only a short ferry ride away; or take in the sights at Eglingtom, Culzean or Brodrick country parks. If golf is more your thing test your putting skills on some of the finest golf courses in the world on offer including Kilmarnock Barrassie, Glasgow Gailes, Prestwick Golf Course, Dundonald and Western Gailes golf clubs.


Located on the outskirts of Irvine, the four star Menzies Irvine Ayrshire offers a superb range of facilities and excellent value for money, including free parking and Wi-Fi in all of our modern bedrooms. Dine in our delicious Brasserie restaurant, drink in our stylish cocktail bar or relax in our spacious lounge.

To check availability at Menzies Irvine Ayrshire during the Commonwealth Games contact the hotel on 01294 274 272.