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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: 600 days to go

Friday 30 November marks exactly 600 days until the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

To mark the milestone, which falls appropriately on St Andrew’s Day, pupils from St Andrew’s Primary School in Cumbernauld celebrated the countdown to the Games by donning the Official Glasgow 2014 Tartan for an extra-special plaid-time!

In 600 days, in front of a television audience of more than one billion, the Commonwealth Games gets underway in Glasgow. It’s going to be the largest sporting and cultural event Scotland will ever host, featuring up to 15,000 volunteers and with one million tickets available to watch the best athletes in the Commonwealth competing for gold in a host of world class venues.

“It is fitting this St Andrew’s Day that we mark 600 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow and Scotland’s Commonwealth Games,” said Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 David Grevemberg.

“Our venues are coming to life and looking magnificent and, as we move towards the starting line, it’s a fantastic vote of confidence to hear world-class athletes of the calibre of Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Oscar Pistorius and so many others starting to express their intention to compete at Glasgow in 2014.

“Increasingly, the scene is getting set for a feast of global sport and I know Glasgow and Scotland will create a wonderful stage for stars such as these to shine.”