The exception is when the aquatic disciplines of Scotland compete in their own right as Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.
But why should Scotland have the right to participate in as a Nation only at the Commonwealth Games? Well, that was due to the tenacity and forward thinking of Bobby Robinson, a Canadian journalist and member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
The full story of “Why Team Scotland and not Team GB” is available at the press of the 1st button, top right of page.
From the early 1920s through to the late 1970s, teams representing Scotland did compete at “international” Meets, which were organised by host countries as multi-Nations Meets. It varied from 3 through to 8 Nations, competing predominately at pool swimming and water polo in the UK and throughout Europe. However, the the ever increasing frequency of high quality Club and National competitive opportunities, combined with improvements in travel and reductions in travel costs, resulted in the demise in the frequency and popularity of multi-Nations meets, that in turn significantly reduced the opportunities to compete as “Team Scotland”.