Opening Ceremony Parade Outfit Revealed

June 23, 2022

Team Scotland have revealed their new parade outfits for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The attire, which will be worn during the Opening Ceremony on 28th July 2022, was unveiled at the team’s pre-Games preparation camp in Glasgow on Thursday.

Both men’s and women’s outfits have been designed by Scottish fashion designer Siobhan Mackenzie, and feature a scaled-up bespoke tartan design with colours synonymous with both Team Scotland and Birmingham 2022.

The tartan was woven by the Lochcarron Mill in Selkirk, with all other components manufactured locally and using traditional methods where possible.

Swimmer Ross Murdoch said: “I love the outfit!

“This is my third Commonwealth Games with Team Scotland and it’s always a proud moment to receive the kilt – it puts an extra spring in your step when you are representing the country wearing it.

“There’s been a real buzz around Team Camp today – everyone is excited to get down to Birmingham and compete in what is close to a home Games for us.”

Para-athletics wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn MBE said: “The design is stunning.

“Opening ceremonies are special nights for athletes, and it feels like a lot of time and attention has gone into making sure we are looking the part going out for the parade.

Designer Siobhan Mackenzie said: “It’s such an honour to be involved in the design of the outfits.

“We consulted with the committee and athletes’ panel to make sure it was something they were going to be happy in, and we’ve been delighted with the reaction we’ve had from the athletes so far.

“I played around with the scale of the tartan, which is the main aesthetic feature of the final pieces, and the devil’s always in the detail, with little touchers across  – buckles, buttons, lininigs and stitching colour.

“It’s a contemporary take on tradition and, importantly, is made in Scotland using traditional methods”

“It’s such an honour to be involved in the design of the outfits – I really can’t wait to see the athletes emerge into the stadium wearing them.”

Team Scotland Chef de Mission Elinor Middlemiss said: “It is great to finally see the final designs come to life.

“Planning for the parade outfits started a couple of years ago and went through a number of stages including great input from our athlete’s panel.

“I hope our athletes will take great pride in wearing it at the Opening Ceremony.”

Images: MBP Ltd for Team Scotland

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