21st August 2013

Spreading the Magic of the Games

Between the Queen’s Baton being unveiled to the world live on the BBC One Show and one million tickets going on sale to the public on Monday (19 August), the past seven days has been hugely exciting for everyone with an interest in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

And a great symbolic figure of this exiting time is ‘Clyde’, the fun loving thistle shaped Glasgow 2014 Mascot, who is now carrying this excitement into primary schools across the nation on a two week tour.

From Edinburgh to Elgin, Clyde will inspire young people the length and breadth of the country about the Games, alongside two of Scotland’s top former Commonwealth Games athletes.

Double gold medal-winning swimmer, David Carry and the first Scottish badminton player to win a match in an Olympic Games, Susan Egelstaff, will accompany Clyde, engaging with young children and giving them an insight into the world-class event coming to Glasgow next summer.

Susan said: “It is crucial that young people across the country have the opportunity to experience live world-class sport in person, It’s a once In a lifetime opportunity and young Scots growing up today will want to have the chance to say in years to come ‘I was there’.”

Clyde was designed by schoolgirl Beth Gilmour from Cumbernauld. Beth won a UK-wide Blue Peter competition, from over 4000 entries, to design the Glasgow 2014 Mascot, which will become known by people all around the world.

Look at the list below to find out if Clyde is coming to your child’s school:

Monday 19 August:
Rothesay Primary School & Colgrain Primary School – Argyle and Bute
Tuesday 20 August:
Annanhill Primary School & Dalmellington Primary School – East Ayrshire
Wednesday 21 August:
St Bernadette’s Primary School – North Lanarkshire & St Elizabeth’s Primary School – South Lanarkshire
Thursday 22 August:
Kircudbright primary School & Eastrigg’s Primary School – Dumfries and Galloway
Friday 23 August:
George Watson Primary School – Edinburgh and Lothians

Monday 26 August:
St Andrew’s Primary School – East Dunbartonshire & Scotstoun Primary School – Glasgow City
Tuesday 27 August:
Christie Park Primary School & Kilbowie Primary School – West Dunbartonshire
Wednesday 28 August:
Jordanhill Primary School – Glasgow City & Bannockburn Primary School – Stirling
Thursday 29 August:
Alva Primary School – Clackmannanshire & Carleton Primary School – Fife
Friday 30 August:
New Elgin Primary School – Moray & Robert Gordon Primary School – Aberdeenshire

You can follow Clyde on Twitter @Clyde2014