VIDEO: Games medallist David Carry in Rothesay appeal

Commonwealth Games gold medallist David Carry is hoping Bute’s young people will join the clamour for tickets to see next summer’s Games in Glasgow.

Carry, who won two gold medals for Scotland at the Melbourne Games in 2006, was speaking during a visit to Rothesay Primary School on Monday - the day tickets to next summer’s Games went on sale for the first time.

Clyde, the official mascot of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and Scotland's Games medallists David Carry and Susan Egelstaff, surrounded by Rothesay Primary pupils and staff during their visit on Monday.

Clyde, the official mascot of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and Scotland's Games medallists David Carry and Susan Egelstaff, surrounded by Rothesay Primary pupils and staff during their visit on Monday.

Carry and fellow Commonwealth medallist Susan Egelstaff, who won two bronze medals in Melbourne, accompanied Clyde, the official mascot of the 2014 Games, to Rothesay for the first stop on a two-week tour of Scotland’s primary schools.

“We’ve actually got, for the first ever time, dedicated children’s tickets,” Carry said, “so it’s really about getting as many people, especially children, along to the Glasgow 2014 Games.”

* For more from Monday’s event see this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, August 22. Don’t miss it!