Ready to fly the flag is Hannah Joye selected in the Australian Commonwealth Games Team for High Jump. Photo Inga Williams / The Satellite
Ready to fly the flag is Hannah Joye selected in the Australian Commonwealth Games Team for High Jump. Photo Inga Williams / The Satellite

Scottish know how to save with hosting of Games

HOSTING the Commonwealth Games will cost Scotland about $A1.05 billion, a pittance compared to the $15 billion rice tag for the recent World Cup in Brazil, and the estimated $50 billion-plus Russia shelled out on this year's Summer Olympics.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond told reporters the cost had ensured ticket prices would be affordable - the average entry price to more than two-thirds of the events will be $45.

Tickets to the swimming, gymnastics, judo and triathlon had all sold out.


Ballina's Riding for the Disabled turns 40

Ballina's Riding for the Disabled turns 40

The organisation has helped hundreds of people over the years

Skate parks closed for much-needed maintenance

Skate parks closed for much-needed maintenance

The work will be finished in time for popular skateboarding comp

Night works begin on The Coast Rd

Night works begin on The Coast Rd

Two new roundabouts and an underpass are being built