As an ambassador, Sir Ian, who is also the Chancellor of Robert Gordon University, will attend the Festival of Sport to talk to pupils about global citizenship and got involved in other activities.

Sir Ian Wood

Sir Ian said: “The Aberdeen Youth Games is a tremendous project which will reach a large number of young people across the city and motivate them to lead healthy and active lives as well as help them to develop strong global citizenship values.

“This is core to the activities of my family’s Charitable Trust, and is vital to the success of our future global world. The project has the opportunity to instil these values by celebrating the sport and the culture of the Commonwealth. I am very happy to be involved in the Aberdeen Youth Games which represents many topics close to my heart. ”

Bryan McCann said: “We are delighted Sir Ian has added his support to the Aberdeen Youth Games and look forward to welcoming him as an ambassador to the Festival of Sport.

“He is passionate about the values and importance of global citizenship, and the place sport has in celebrating and promoting this. Sir Ian’s support will inspire the pupils and students participating in the project.

“His backing is very important to the project and we look forward to working with him to build upon our success and create a lasting legacy of physical activity and global citizenship amongst generations of Aberdeen’s young people.”

Find out more about Chancellor Sir Ian Wood