THE 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow had little impact in making city residents more physically active, according to a legacy report.

The report by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government found sport participation rates had remained stable.

Visitor numbers were up and Games venues such as Scotstoun, where the squash and table tennis were held, are still popular.

The Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee concluded in an interim report there was “no current evidence on an active legacy from the 2014 Games” and asked in the final report whether the government “considers an active legacy can still be achieved”.

Speaking on the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland, Aileen Campbell, minister for public health and sport, said: “Overall, participation rates have remained stable, but that is against a backdrop where internationally participation is dropping in developed countries.

“I think I would point to where we have success, around getting that population level shift in activity around recreational walking. That’s not by accident, that’s through a concerted effort, a strategic approach to ensuring that people can be active.”

“It doesn’t necessarily need to be in sport. I think if we can encourage more people to get active in whatever way they choose then that is a good thing.”