Commonwealth Games mascot to visit Rothesay

Clyde, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot, will begin a tour of Scotland along with past Games medallists David Carry and Susan Egelstaff, at Rothesay Primary School on August 19.
Clyde, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot, will begin a tour of Scotland along with past Games medallists David Carry and Susan Egelstaff, at Rothesay Primary School on August 19.

The mascot for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is to kick off a tour of Scotland with a visit to Bute.

Clyde, the patriotic and adventurous thistle who’ll be the ‘friendly face of the Games’, will be joined by two of Scotland’s Commonwealth Games medallists, David Carry and Susan Egelstaff, at Rothesay Primary School this Monday, August 19.

Their two-week tour will take in visits to primary schools all over the country, from Dumfries and Galloway to Aberdeenshire, introducing youngsters to next year’s Games.

Both Susan and David were part of the Scotland teams at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Swimmer David won two golds in Melbourne in 2006, in the 400m freestyle and 400m individual relay, while Susan, who first played badminton for Scotland in 2000, won a team bronze medal at the 2002 Games in Manchester, a bronze in the women’s singles in Melbourne four years later and a fourth-place finish in the singles in Delhi in 2010.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games take place at various venues in and around Glasgow from July 23 to August 3 next year.