Scottish Rugby have welcomed the decision to award the 2014 Commonwealth Games to Glasgow.
The decision was announced in Colombo, Sri Lanka during the Commonwealth Games Federation's General Assembly.
Scottish Rugby chief executive Gordon McKie said: "Our congratulations to everyone involved in bringing the 2014 Commonwealth Games to Scotland. Now the hard work really begins to ensure that as a country we deliver a Games to remember.
"The opportunity this decision affords everyone involved in sport in Scotland is huge. The Commonwealth Games probably ranks only behind the Olympics in terms of scale for a global multi-sport event and it's important that the excitement the Games will generate is used to capture the imagination of the population, increasing participation and having a positive impact on long-term health.
"Rugby 7s will be one of the showpiece events of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Scottish Rugby looks forward to working with Glasgow 2014 to put our sport, the city of Glasgow and our country on the international map."
Scotland 7s coach Stephen Gemmell said: "First and foremost it's great for Glasgow and Scotland. Every athlete is keen to perform on the international stage in their own back yard and come 2014 that wish will be fulfilled for some talented young Scots.
"In respect of rugby we had the experience last year of hosting the IRB 7s at Murrayfield and that Emirates tournament will be staged in Scotland for at least another four years.
"Sevens is a great spectator sport and I'm sure the people of Glasgow will come out in force to support all the international teams competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games."
Scotland A and Edinburgh centre Nick De Luca was part of the Scotland 7s squad at last year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
He said: "Taking part in the Commonwealth Games is a life-changing experience. Melbourne so got behind the Games and hopefully that infectiousness will be the same in Glasgow and get us as a country a bit more switched on to sport and a bit more active."
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