SNP MSP John Mason has welcomed the First Minister’s assurance the Commonwealth Games is being delivered on time and on budget.
The statement comes as the Commonwealth Games Federation's Coordination Commission (CoCom) today concluded its four-day visit to Glasgow.
Their report shows Glasgow is on track to deliver an outstanding event and praised the strength of partnership in delivering the event.
Summarising the CoCom’s findings, Bruce Robertson, Vice President of the CGF and Chairman of the Commission said: "The project is on course. There are no 'red flags'. We are satisfied with progress including the great strength of partnership, progress on planning and delivery of the major infrastructure elements such as the Athletes’ Village and the sports venues, and the clear focus on generating value and legacy for the people of Glasgow and Scotland.
"The Commonwealth Games are a catalyst for positive change and real economic impact. As an example, 78% of contracts awarded have gone to Scottish companies. The Games will create hundreds of jobs and will achieve sustainable benefits for Glasgow enhancing skills, regeneration of strategically important parts of the city, and developing improved amenity and opportunities for sport and healthy lifestyles."
Mr Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, said: "I am delighted to hear the assurance from the First Minister the Commonwealth Games will be delivered on time and budget.
"The report from CoCom is fantastic news which reinforces the hard work being done to deliver a fantastic event that will showcase Glasgow and Scotland to the world.
"The commission’s feedback will help shape the coming months and ensure what is needed to be done to make the event the best it can be is carried out."