What promises to be the perfect finale to the best Commonwealth Games ever as Team Scotland parade through Glasgow city centre!
Members of the public are encouraged to line the route that will start at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum at 4.15pm, before the seven-strong fleet of vehicles carrying the athletes travels across the city to the finish at George Square. A great turnout from the 53 Team Scotland medallists amidst a celebratory atmosphere is guaranteed! Announcing the plans for the parade, Jon Doig, Team Scotland Chef de Mission, said:
“The Athletes’ Parade is an exciting opportunity for Team Scotland to thank the people of Scotland for their backing throughout the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Their support is vital, roaring on our athletes as they proudly compete for Scotland and the Parade will be a fitting finale, where everyone can share in the moment and celebrate the achievements of the Games.”
A full map of the route including timings as it passes through the city can be viewed here The parade will pass through Sauchiehall Street, Blythswood Square, West George Street, Wellington Street, Argyle Street, Queen Street and Royal Exchange Square before reaching its final destination at George Square.
Athletes are expected to arrive at George Square, which will be ticketed, at 5.30pm. Public tickets are available via competitions being run by Bauer Media radio stations – Clyde 1, Forth 1, Tay FM, Northsound 1, MFR, West FM, Radio Borders – and also The Daily Record (online and newspaper) and The Scottish Sun (online and newspaper).
A truly unique afternoon is in store as the public and Team Scotland athletes join as one to celebrate the best Games ever. Not to be missed!