Clyde Returns to Support Team Scotland!

October 5, 2021

He was synonymous with Glasgow 2014 and was part of Team Scotland for Gold Coast 2018 – now Clyde is back as our official mascot for Birmingham 2022!

Clyde will lead a large travelling contingent descending on the West Midlands next summer in support of Team Scotland, where he’ll be hosted by Perry, the official mascot of Birmingham 2022.

You’ll see more of Clyde in the coming months as we countdown to next summer.

Clyde’s Story

Clyde’s story begins with Captain Bristle’s voyage around the nations and territories of the Commonwealth on the HMS Shipshape. To remind him of home, Captain Bristle took a pot of thistles with him on the journey, planting some in the countries that he visited.

On his return home to Scotland he had just one thistle remaining in his Captain’s trunk. Captain Bristle knew that this must be a very special thistle and, naming the thistle Clyde, he planted it carefully in his front garden. Clyde grew and grew, eventually coming to life and realising his destiny was to spread the message of the Commonwealth Games.

Clyde was a huge success, welcoming people from all over the world to his home City of Glasgow and telling everyone all about the Commonwealth Games.


After working so hard at Glasgow 2014, Clyde took a well-deserved rest before revealing his new job as the official Team Scotland mascot in time for the last Games in Gold Coast. Join Clyde in supporting Team Scotland all the way to Birmingham 2022 as the nation’s athletes aim for selection and doing the country proud next summer.

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