Glasgow has raised the flag of the Commonwealth Games ready for the games in the city in 2014.
The flag was raised by Gordon Matheson, Glasgow’s council leader after he returned from India with Lord Provost Bob Winter, who had supervised the passing of the ensign from this year’s host city, Delhi during a televised handover which saw over 1 billion viewers. Mr Matheson said of the event:
“A billion people around the world saw the flag being handed over to Glasgow and now we have brought it back to our great city.
“We staged a spectacle at the handover ceremony which demonstrated for the whole world that Glasgow and Scotland can put on a show and anyone who watched it on television would have seen that for themselves.”
Mr Matheson added it was now their job to make sure the Glasgow 2014 games were the best ever, and to get as many of the local residents involved as possible. He continued:
“The flag is a tangible sign that the Games is on its way and what better way to get our school children involved than to take it to them.”
The flag will be taken on a tour of several city schools in Glasgow before being flown from the flagpole on the George Street council headquarters.