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Posted by: GG 23rd Jul 2014, 03:48pm

It's a very big day for Glasgow today when, after seven years of waiting, the Commonwealth Games finally get underway in the city with the opening ceremony at Celtic Park this evening. The weather is absolutely fantastic today, and over 100,000 people from all around the world are expected to join hundreds of thousand of eager Glaswegians

More than 4,500 athletes will compete in 17 sporting events over the next 11 days. From athletics at Hampden Park to rugby at Ibrox, from the triathlon at Strathclyde Park to the swimming at Tollcross, the hopes of 71 nations and territories will play out on the track, across the streets and in the water of a city with a rich sporting history.

There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the Games, however, I'd like to start this topic so that we can wish Glasgow 2014 the very best as we seek to showcase all our proud city has to offer to a global audience.

If you'd like to say 'Good Luck Glasgow 2014'. please do so by posting a reply below.


[P.S. This topic is for good news and 'best wishes' relating to the Glasgow 2014 games. There are other Commonwealth Games topics http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?showforum=73. Also, this is an independence free zone; if you wish to discuss referendum issues, please go http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=25096.]

GG.

Posted by: Guest 23rd Jul 2014, 04:22pm

All the best to GLASGOW and the Commonwealth Games.

George McGeachie, Calgary Alberta Canada.

Posted by: *Helena* 23rd Jul 2014, 04:36pm

Good Luck Glasgow 2014 smile.gif

Posted by: CASPER 23rd Jul 2014, 04:37pm

Good luck Glasgow, not long now till we are free from England! wink.gif

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 23rd Jul 2014, 04:37pm

Definitely a big clap.gif Good Luck Glasgow clap.gif from me.
I know the whole Thing with the Games has been controversial from the start but they're here now and they're on so let's enjoy it all now and make the very best of it.
Good luck to the competitors; especially the Scots, and lets hope the weather stays good to give the foreign visitors something really wonderful to remember their stay in the City of Glasgow by ... to compensate for their shortage of medals laugh.gif

Posted by: *dizzybint* 23rd Jul 2014, 04:40pm

Aw the best to Glasgow for a successful Commonwealth Games...I hope it all goes well after all the preparations and hard work... can I also mention our lovely Grace Donald of Brigton who has done so much for the area over many years.. shes a great ambassador for the VIP tickets she was presented with and to top it all she is 90 today... all the very best to Grace yer amazing....

Posted by: Kassy 23rd Jul 2014, 04:42pm

Good Luck especially all in the Paralympic Teams.

So happy the Games have arrived in the Greatest City Glasgow of course. thumbup.gif

Kassy

Posted by: Raymond Bell 23rd Jul 2014, 04:48pm

Go Glasgow

Posted by: SARACENlad 23rd Jul 2014, 04:48pm

Go for it glasgow show the world we are the best city that's up there with the best people to go with it

Posted by: MJL 23rd Jul 2014, 05:00pm

You dont need luck Glasgow, you have class and style and all the best things in abundance. Show them all what you can do. x

Posted by: *elaine sheridan* 23rd Jul 2014, 05:57pm

Wish I could be home in Glasgow to celebrate with you, but good wishes from Canada and hope we get lots of medals.

Posted by: Guest 23rd Jul 2014, 06:17pm

Kathleen B.C, CANADA

Good luck to Glasgow! I hope it is a great time for all!

Posted by: petunia 23rd Jul 2014, 06:54pm

Go Glasgow have a great games in a great city will be watching the opening ceremonies in half an hour looking forward to it Good Luck

Posted by: JimC 23rd Jul 2014, 06:54pm

Absolutely wish the town the very best of luck with the games and sincerely wish this is another step forward to big and better things to come. It`s about time the city got rid of all the negativity stigmas thrown at her and shown the respect and possitive attitudes that she certainly deserves Go for everything you can Glasgow, the future is yours clap.gif clap.gif

All The Very Best.
JimC

Posted by: lancslass 23rd Jul 2014, 06:56pm

Good Luck Glasgow lets show the world how good we are

Posted by: Jean P 23rd Jul 2014, 07:06pm

Good luck to all the athletes in Glasgow. All the best from Toronto , Canada . Wish I ould be at home to see this but the opening ceremonies are just about to start on TV here in Ontario.

Posted by: JimB2 23rd Jul 2014, 07:16pm

Glasgow the best town on earth, Glaswegians can do anything well so its time to show the world.

The very best of luck.

Posted by: DavidT 23rd Jul 2014, 07:28pm

A city of tents has recently sprung up on a corner of Pollok Park. The roads are full of unsure slow driving strangers. Other roads are shut to plebs like me. A fleet of kamakaze Arnold Clarke cars and vans are cutting up traffic all over the place. As far as I know public transport has fallen to pieces. The temperature is soaring.

To be honest, though all of these things might be true, I've not felt too inconvenienced. There is a general feeling of good will. Good luck to the city of Glasgow and good luck to team Scotland. Win, lose or draw this will be a great experience for our wee city and our wee country. Good luck all.

Posted by: Marje 23rd Jul 2014, 07:51pm

Gaun yersel Glasgow. Show the rest of the world that Glasgow is not "a mean city".

Posted by: SteveH 23rd Jul 2014, 08:05pm

ARABEST GLASGOW DO YOUR BEST GOOD LUCK SteveH clap.gif

Posted by: dugald 23rd Jul 2014, 08:12pm

I'm hardly an avid fan of what's going on in these Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I have no intention of following the TV presentation of them except that I do want to see what the inside of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome looks like, but only because of my interest in cycling, not an interest in the Commonwealth Games. I wonder if Mrs. Jaconneli is watching?

Posted by: booler 23rd Jul 2014, 08:25pm

QUOTE (GG @ 23rd Jul 2014, 05:05pm) *
It's a very big day for Glasgow today when, after seven years of waiting, the Commonwealth Games finally get underway in the city with the opening ceremony at Celtic Park this evening. The weather is absolutely fantastic today, and over 100,000 people from all around the world are expected to join hundreds of thousand of eager Glaswegians

More than 4,500 athletes will compete in 17 sporting events over the next 11 days. From athletics at Hampden Park to rugby at Ibrox, from the triathlon at Strathclyde Park to the swimming at Tollcross, the hopes of 71 nations and territories will play out on the track, across the streets and in the water of a city with a rich sporting history.

There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the Games, however, I'd like to start this topic so that we can wish Glasgow 2014 the very best as we seek to showcase our proud city has to offer to a global audience.

If you'd like to say 'Good Luck Glasgow 2014'. please do so by posting a reply below.

GG.

Good luck to all.

Posted by: fadgie 23rd Jul 2014, 08:49pm

What a great way to show a fantastic City and it's people. We hope you have a great Games and Scotland benefits hope the Weather holds out all the best from Auckland New Zealand

Posted by: DavidT 23rd Jul 2014, 09:12pm

They should have just blown up the flats lol

Posted by: *Wilma08* 23rd Jul 2014, 09:26pm

QUOTE (CASPER @ 23rd Jul 2014, 04:54pm) *
Good luck Glasgow, not long now till we are free from England! wink.gif

Too Right thumbup.gif

Posted by: Wilma08 23rd Jul 2014, 09:28pm

QUOTE (CASPER @ 23rd Jul 2014, 05:54pm) *
Good luck Glasgow, not long now till we are free from England! wink.gif

Too Right clap.gif

Posted by: Wilma08 23rd Jul 2014, 09:35pm

Good luck to all the people working hard behind the Sean's my son is in the security and working nightshift from 17:30 until 09:00am tomorrow morning then after the 4th August back on the dole ohmy.gif

Posted by: wombat 23rd Jul 2014, 09:43pm

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good luck

 

Posted by: jc07 23rd Jul 2014, 10:41pm

Go Glasgow..hope you're having a ball..good luck with everything <3 :-D

Posted by: Elma 23rd Jul 2014, 10:54pm

Go Glasgow, show the world you are a world class city. Looking forward to seeing some of the wonderful architecture not just the inside of the stadia. thumbup.gif

Posted by: Norman G 23rd Jul 2014, 10:59pm

Just watched opening ceremony.
Started off a bit cheesy but well done to all who took part.
Great to see no segregation between abled body and disabled athletes.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the best city in the world.

Posted by: magsos 23rd Jul 2014, 11:39pm

Good luck to our great city of Glasgow from Melbourne..

Posted by: loftypeak 23rd Jul 2014, 11:42pm

Good luck Glasgow, and all of Scotland. Wish I could have been there.

Posted by: big jock 153 24th Jul 2014, 12:05am

A wonderful show from Glasgow , I always knew Glasgow can florish and put on a show befitting to the occasion ..Fantastic Glasgow were proud of you Edinbururgh must have been bealing as we had 27c and they were at 15c ..what a games there going to be.!!!!

Posted by: NeilCarroll 24th Jul 2014, 12:13am

Best of luck to everybody over there (exiled in Vancouver)

Posted by: Tricia281 24th Jul 2014, 12:17am

Just watching the opening ceremonies and CBC and Glasgow looking great! Dynamic, different and able to laugh at themselves!! Gaun yerself Glasgow!

Posted by: JimC 24th Jul 2014, 12:20am

Just watched the opening ceremonies on television over here in Ontario Canada and have to say they did a grand job. It was such a pleasure to see such a diverse and multi culture of athletes with a common goal of winning for their country, congratulations Glasgow.

Watching the ceremonies I have to say it was so refreshing to see a programe produced by the BBC where the Commentators, Judges, Hosts and overall Personell were Scottish and had Scottish accents, so overwhelming to see a show by the BBC where on the opening podeum consisting of an array of guests, the only background flag was the Saltire being waved proudly and having The Big Yin honouring the Multi Culturism of the games themselves I believe just made the evening.

I would love to believe it but do I sense an atmosphere of change and independence in Scotland itself? my fingers are crossed.

lastly I have to say, although I don`t normally, but the queen of England didn`t do too bad a job herself in opening the Games, as far as I can recall, its been a while since she has been in Glasgow, Here`s to Wisdom in the months to come and All The Best in the years to come. Well Done Glasgow, proud to have come from your wee town.

All The Very Best.
JimC

Posted by: vascot 24th Jul 2014, 12:56am

thumbup.gif Good Luck Glasgow and to all the athletes and volunteers....

Posted by: Stevie3 24th Jul 2014, 01:29am

Just watched the opening ceremony here on Australian TV fANTASTIC
Proud of ye Glasgow GO Scotland

Stevie3

Posted by: Dylan 24th Jul 2014, 06:50am

Cringy start but wonderful show.!

Well done to all the volunteers, these kids danced non stop for 2 hours .!

Glasgow did us proud, the people did Glasgow proud.

Shame on members on here who used The Games to try to score political points.!


Posted by: *Barbara* 24th Jul 2014, 07:00am

Good luck to everyone competing at the games. thoroughly enjoyed the opening spectacle.

Barbara Rohloff, New Zealand.

Posted by: GG 24th Jul 2014, 07:01am




GG.

Posted by: GG 24th Jul 2014, 07:01am

QUOTE
Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games begin at Celtic Park

Tartan-clad performers, spinning oversized Tunnock's tea cakes and a giant kilt were among the highlights at a feel-good Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony on Wednesday night.

The Queen officially opened the games before a 40,000-strong crowd in Glasgow's Celtic Park with millions more expected to watch on television.

Thousands of athletes from 71 nations and territories took part.

They entered the stadium after the live show, which had a cast of around 2,000.

The Queen declared the Games open by reading her own message from inside the Commonwealth baton.

TV viewing figures across the UK peaked at 9.42m with an average of 7.6m viewers watching the ceremony. That compared to a peak of 27.3m for the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

Adventurer Mark Beaumont landed on the city's river Clyde in a seaplane carrying the baton to Celtic Park, having tracked its progress across the Commonwealth on a 288-day journey spanning almost 120,000 miles.

Inside the stadium, the baton was transferred between a group of volunteers who have helped children around Scotland find their potential through sport.

Sir Chris Hoy carried it on its final stage to Commonwealth Games Federation president Prince Imran of Malaysia, who struggled briefly to open the container and remove the message to hand to the Queen. ...

Full story and videos of the opening ceremony here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-28440453

GG.

Posted by: carmella 24th Jul 2014, 07:16am

Good luck to Glasgow for hosting the games, and all the effort they've put iin overall.

I'm not a fan of sport in general, so won't be watching anything, but I did watch most of the cringeworthy opening ceremony depicting, yet again, the old Scottish, shortbread tin images of what foreigners think Scotland is all about - I loathed it.

The only thing I liked was Sir Chris Hoy, such a nice guy, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly and the wee Scotty Dugs, not because they were Scotties so much, just because I love wee dugs, and they were as cute as they come, well trained too.

I didn't think it was the proper occasion to have an appeal on behalf of UNICEF, not that I didn't agree with the sentiments in any way, just not the right occasion.

I noticed a comment from yet another poster who hasn't been taking part in the debates, saying something along the lines of us soon being free of England - sorry but comments like that I find, embarrassing and stupid, in the context of this thread.

If you want to say that - go and say it on the Scottish Independence thread.

Posted by: Ocallaghan 24th Jul 2014, 07:16am

QUOTE (GG @ 23rd Jul 2014, 05:05pm) *
It's a very big day for Glasgow today when, after seven years of waiting, the Commonwealth Games finally get underway in the city with the opening ceremony at Celtic Park this evening. The weather is absolutely fantastic today, and over 100,000 people from all around the world are expected to join hundreds of thousand of eager Glaswegians

More than 4,500 athletes will compete in 17 sporting events over the next 11 days. From athletics at Hampden Park to rugby at Ibrox, from the triathlon at Strathclyde Park to the swimming at Tollcross, the hopes of 71 nations and territories will play out on the track, across the streets and in the water of a city with a rich sporting history.

There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the Games, however, I'd like to start this topic so that we can wish Glasgow 2014 the very best as we seek to showcase all our proud city has to offer to a global audience.

If you'd like to say 'Good Luck Glasgow 2014'. please do so by posting a reply below.

GG.

Good luck Glasgow and well done with the opening ceremony it was amazing x

Posted by: carmella 24th Jul 2014, 07:17am

QUOTE (CASPER @ 23rd Jul 2014, 05:54pm) *
Good luck Glasgow, not long now till we are free from England! wink.gif

Why not join the GGBB and say these things in the Scottish Independence thread.

Posted by: Dylan 24th Jul 2014, 08:02am

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-24907190

Glad to see the powers that be in Glasgow taking the credit for " The Chooky's cone "

He even got a new freshly painted one. !

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Posted by: tamhickey 24th Jul 2014, 08:40am

Good luck to all of the competitors. They all looked so happy to be here, so let's hope they all enjoy every minute they are here in Glasgow. I think there were some fears about the English team being booed, but thankfully, that didn't come to pass and they got a great cheer from the crowd.

There may be political differences between the Scottish electorate and the English one, but I have to say that in sporting terms, the crowd was impeccably behaved and the minutes silence for the Malaysian team was very touching.

Go Scotland!

Posted by: taurus 24th Jul 2014, 08:54am

Loving the fact that every day and night for the next 2 weeks every time we turn on the telly,we will hear that name "Glasgow",my heart fair skips a beat.So happy for Glasgow to be in the limelight,and getting wonderful weather for the start of the games,the dear green place,got to luv it wink.gif

Posted by: tally Rand 24th Jul 2014, 09:20am

What has happened to the negative comments regarding the "Glasgow Games" that filled this forum prior to the opening ceremony? Those who decried the games as a waste of time, money and an insult to the people of Glasgow who were going to be avoiding the "Games" in their droves? As I hoped, they appear to be in the minority and unhappy at every aspect of what can be good for Glasgow and for Scotland that they for whatever reason have no connection to nor empathy with.

Let Glasgow Flourish. Soar Alba.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 24th Jul 2014, 09:48am

QUOTE (Dylan @ 24th Jul 2014, 09:19am) *
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-24907190

Glad to see the powers that be in Glasgow taking the credit for " The Chooky's cone "

He even got a new freshly painted one. !

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Taken from that article ...
QUOTE
Huw Williams, BBC Scotland reporter

The plastic traffic bollard on the statue of the Duke of Wellington has become an i-cone-ic image of Glasgow.

So cone-troversial plans to cone-sider cone-structing a new plinth caused cone-sternation, and were widely cone-demned on line.

Cone-verts to the proposal argued that the statue needs to be cone-served.

And, they said, the Duke's headgear presents a depressing image of the city, and cone-stantly removing it wastes cone-siderable amounts of cone-cil tax payers money.

This morning one man agreed this is a joke which stopped being funny years ago.

But now the authority seems to have cone-ceeded that most people love seeing the cone in place.


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Posted by: Ballna Bill 24th Jul 2014, 10:14am

QUOTE (wombat @ 23rd Jul 2014, 10:00pm) *
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good luck

Yose is lukin a loat deefirint as ye did in yer last photie. If that's wit auld age di tae ye am' gonny gie it awa.

Posted by: Miggymag 24th Jul 2014, 10:33am

Orrabest orratime. Very proud Glaswegian here in Devon, watching the Opening Ceremony last night. My son lives in London, and he's going up for the games in a couple weeks. Look oot for the handsome 29 year old with the MacPhee kilt. Thanks also Glasgow for the birthday wishes xxxxxx clap.gif

Posted by: bilbo.s 24th Jul 2014, 10:38am

In a couple of weeks? You do realise the games finish 3rd August ? smile.gif

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 24th Jul 2014, 10:53am

QUOTE (taurus @ 24th Jul 2014, 10:11am) *
Loving the fact that every day and night for the next 2 weeks every time we turn on the telly,we will hear that name "Glasgow",my heart fair skips a beat.So happy for Glasgow to be in the limelight,and getting wonderful weather for the start of the games,the dear green place,got to luv it wink.gif

I couldn't agree with you more, Taurus. It's impossible not to feel a bit emotional at times like this and it reminds me of how much I have missed out on by only living in Glasgow (and Scotland) for my first 21 years.

I've been watching some lawn bowls tonight and keeping an eye on the Women's Triathlon - here's hoping NZ finishes well.

Posted by: JimC 24th Jul 2014, 10:54am

Carmella,
Your right, probably not the thing to say on this particular thread. Kind of took that road myself. Certainly didn`t mean any disrespect, sometime one just says whats on his mind at the time.

All the Very Best.
JimC

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 24th Jul 2014, 11:01am

QUOTE (tally Rand @ 24th Jul 2014, 10:37am) *
What has happened to the negative comments regarding the "Glasgow Games" that filled this forum prior to the opening ceremony? Those who decried the games as a waste of time, money and an insult to the people of Glasgow who were going to be avoiding the "Games" in their droves? As I hoped, they appear to be in the minority and unhappy at every aspect of what can be good for Glasgow and for Scotland that they for whatever reason have no connection to nor empathy with.

Let Glasgow Flourish. Soar Alba.

Like you, I am pleased to see some positive comments. I started a similar topic on the games back in May as I had heard nothing about the upcoming Games and was disappointed in the pretty negative comments. However, like I hoped, it looks like the good people of my old home town are starting to enjoy the experience. So proud of Glasgow and love watching any coverage of the general city area. Looking forward to seeing the Rugby Sevens and the Netball, where my wee adopted country is very competitive. Come on New Zealand and Scotland!

Posted by: taurus 24th Jul 2014, 11:02am

QUOTE (Scots Kiwi Lass @ 24th Jul 2014, 09:10pm) *
I couldn't agree with you more, Taurus. It's impossible not to feel a bit emotional at times like this and it reminds me of how much I have missed out on by only living in Glasgow (and Scotland) for my first 21 years.

I've been watching some lawn bowls tonight and keeping an eye on the Women's Triathlon - here's hoping NZ finishes well.

Me too I was 22 when I left 53 years ago,don`t ever want to forget the place.When that plane is descending and I see Glasgow my heart soars.

Posted by: tombro 24th Jul 2014, 11:20am

I'm loving watching Glasgow from Oz !

The scenes from the Opening Ceremony were terrific. But what about our local commentator, watching from the confines of his studio in Melbourne or Sydney, who returned to the action by saying ... "we now return you to the action at Celtic Park, home of Glasgow's most famous football club, the 'CELTIC RANGERS !'

I guess that's what happens when you install a wannabee nobody celebrity as an expert commentator on something they know nothing about !

As an 'expat Scot', I was totally scunnered !

Tombro laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: zascot 24th Jul 2014, 01:58pm

Congratulations Glasgow. Thoroughly enjoyed the opening ceremony here in SA.

Posted by: carmella 24th Jul 2014, 04:50pm

QUOTE (dugald @ 23rd Jul 2014, 09:29pm) *
I'm hardly an avid fan of what's going on in these Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I have no intention of following the TV presentation of them except that I do want to see what the inside of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome looks like, but only because of my interest in cycling, not an interest in the Commonwealth Games. I wonder if Mrs. Jaconneli is watching?

I am not interested either, as for Mrs. Jaconelli, she is lucky she lives here, the Chinese and the poor people of Brazil,, were not given the same options.

Posted by: *bette* 24th Jul 2014, 05:48pm

So proud watched every moment. Opening ceremony i had tears watching tunnocks dancing andy stewarts remake and a soprano from africa sang fab fab fab. 33 plus years in london.last night "I belonged to Glasgow" come on in.Gold for scotland miss you lots xxxx cool3.gif

Posted by: jockh 24th Jul 2014, 05:59pm

Good luck Glasgow and all the best for the competitors, from Santa Monica California
Jock H

Posted by: Miggymag 24th Jul 2014, 06:02pm

QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 24th Jul 2014, 11:55am) *
In a couple of weeks? You do realise the games finish 3rd August ? smile.gif

Sorry! Couple of days!! smile.gif

Posted by: bilbo.s 24th Jul 2014, 06:16pm

Ah ! OK. smile.gif

Posted by: Dylan 24th Jul 2014, 07:53pm

In Town again today.

George Square & Merchant City.

Lovely with all the Market Stalls and Street Table from Bars & Cafes.

Two slight problems.

Argyle St. Station, passengers being stopped from entering and told to go round the back entrance.

I was advised by Barman in Steps Bar that People travelling East front entrance , travelling West rear entrance .

Both end up on same platform. ?

On Tuesday my SIL got train from Argyle Street to Anniesland. Everyone told to get off Partick . No explanation, many angry passengers.

Leaving the Square , walking along Ingram Street to visit Markets. Tried to turn right into Brunswick Street , small barrier, young Italian girl told me I was not allowed, I asked why, she did not know ,said I had to " Go around." Not her fault.

Other people trying to leave Brunswick street onto Ingram Street were stopped by a young man and told they could not leave.

They ignored and exited.

We walked to Candleriggs, and after Market , walked up Brunswick street for a look. Young girl still there, still stopping people.. ??

Many Police vans and many police on patrol.

Posted by: Backcauseway 24th Jul 2014, 11:30pm

I had the privilege of being one of the performers at the opening ceremony. Back stage the atmosphere was amazing.

However getting a train home at 1.05 am from Dalmarnock which was full, to the west of Glasgow was amazing. Well done Scotrail it can be done. The trains are running till well after 1.30am. And the bus shuttle to Glassford Street on rehearsal nights was great.

Posted by: jakka13 25th Jul 2014, 02:45am

Well I watched the opening ceremony with mixed feelings .Almost in tears one minute at the views of our dear green place and really angry that some NUMPTY decided to dress our people in BUMBEE Tartan the next .We have so many wonderful tartans why did they have to dress everyone in stupid plaids ?????

Gaun yersel' Scotland .I know you will do us all proud ,no matter what they make ye' wear thumbup.gif

Posted by: GG 25th Jul 2014, 07:10am

Some photos from Buchanan Street and George Square on the day of the opening ceremony. A quite fantastic atmosphere in both locations, with huge amounts of people enjoying the sun and the carnival atmosphere.

Photos 1-10.

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Posted by: GG 25th Jul 2014, 07:11am

Photos 11-20.

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Posted by: GG 25th Jul 2014, 07:11am

Photos 21-30.

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Posted by: *Maureen* 25th Jul 2014, 08:34am

Great Scottish opening and fantastic weather what more can you ask for.

Posted by: Scots Kiwi Lass 25th Jul 2014, 09:47am

I am so enjoying these games, as I knew I would. What great photos - it does heart good to see everyone turning out to enjoy the spectacle. I would love to be there and hear the bagpipes. Great results from Scotland too on the medal table - I love it all!

Posted by: JimC 25th Jul 2014, 12:06pm

Great to see the City doing so well and so much recognition. Makes one feel a wee bit homesick, Anyone know of any cheap flights back home right now??? smile.gif

All the Very Best.
JimC

Posted by: thunder badger 25th Jul 2014, 12:18pm

Good luck Glasgow, I know you'll be a brilliant and welcoming venue!

Posted by: Dave Grieve 25th Jul 2014, 01:00pm

Isint it a much better sight to see people relaxing on the grass in George Square than the red tarmacadam monstrosity they had a few years ago

Posted by: Kemedian 25th Jul 2014, 01:34pm

For all those who want to be in Glasgow for the Games, but can't.
Two YouTube videos:

One professionally made, of the buildings - looking fine.
One amateur video, of the people - always game.




Posted by: Guvin Wullie 25th Jul 2014, 01:59pm

Wonderful for Glasgow and Scotland. In international events the anthems of South Africa are sung in three languages, Canada as with Wales has two. What happened to the OTHER language spoken in Scotland and where is our own anthem? God save the Queen of England has left me sad after such a joyous opening.

Posted by: Dimairt 25th Jul 2014, 04:27pm

I've never seen our city so busy or so happy.

Durachdan,

Eddy

Posted by: GG 25th Jul 2014, 05:25pm

Some photos from the city centre on Glasgow 2014 Game Day 2.

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Posted by: GG 25th Jul 2014, 05:33pm

Some photos from the city centre on Glasgow 2014 Game Day 3.

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Posted by: SteveH 25th Jul 2014, 06:04pm

Great start for a great city, keep up the good work, and thanks G.G. for the photos, the old place looks good


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Posted by: TeeHeeHee 25th Jul 2014, 10:31pm

QUOTE (Kemedian @ 25th Jul 2014, 01:51pm) *
For all those who want to be in Glasgow for the Games, but can't.
Two YouTube videos:

One professionally made, of the buildings - looking fine.
One amateur video, of the people - always game.




Such a shame Kemedian that not only could I not see the Games on German TV but I can't watch your Videos either because of :- GEMA
The Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte ( Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights;GEMA ) is a state-authorized collecting society and performance rights organization based in Germany.
I was so looking Forward to seeing some Videos but if they contain certain Music then it's a no-go here sad.gif

Posted by: Guvin Wullie 26th Jul 2014, 02:42am

QUOTE (GG @ 25th Jul 2014, 07:27am) *
Some photos from Buchanan Street and George Square on the day of the opening ceremony. A quite fantastic atmosphere in both locations, with huge amounts of people enjoying the sun and the carnival atmosphere.

Photos 1-10.

GG.

Whit whey is yon lassie playin' ye bagpipes dressit up lik a man.

Posted by: Dylan 26th Jul 2014, 08:46am

Curtis Avenue at Jnct with Aikenhead Road, is Gated, with 3 large concrete blocks at either side.!


Posted by: john.mcn 26th Jul 2014, 09:09am

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 25th Jul 2014, 10:48pm) *
Such a shame Kemedian that not only could I not see the Games on German TV but I can't watch your Videos either because of :- GEMA
The Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte ( Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights;GEMA ) is a state-authorized collecting society and performance rights organization based in Germany.
I was so looking Forward to seeing some Videos but if they contain certain Music then it's a no-go here sad.gif

Open the youtube link, copy it and go to keepvid.com and paste the link into the box, follow the directions and click download then select the best quality video, usually xx.mp4 and download it. Alternatively you could try somewhere like http://anonymouse.org/ to see if that will mask your ip location to youtube. If not do a search for youtube VPN and hopefully that will sort it.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 26th Jul 2014, 10:35am

QUOTE (john.mcn @ 26th Jul 2014, 11:26am) *
Open the youtube link, copy it and go to keepvid.com and paste the link into the box, follow the directions and click download then select the best quality video, usually xx.mp4 and download it. Alternatively you could try somewhere like http://anonymouse.org/ to see if that will mask your ip location to youtube. If not do a search for youtube VPN and hopefully that will sort it.


I use this one.

http://en.savefrom.net/

Posted by: eidas 26th Jul 2014, 11:24am

Many thanks Glasgow, loving every minute of the games here in Queensland Australia. Hope the good weather continues.

Posted by: vallentien 26th Jul 2014, 12:10pm

Hello Glasgow,
What a day for this wonderful city, good luck for the game
In november I'll be back to my favorite city

Posted by: lubbock 26th Jul 2014, 07:31pm

What a wonderful vibrant atmosphere in and around the city centre it shows the city at it's best, I'm enjoying every minute of it and in all my time in this great city never have I seen such packed streets shops, restaurants and cafes absolutely brilliant..

Posted by: boots 27th Jul 2014, 08:16pm

It all looks fantastic and I wish I could be there just to soak up the atmosphere. Congratulations to all the volunteers who have helped make these games a success. All the best Glasgow.

Posted by: GG 28th Jul 2014, 12:10am

Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony Highlights Videos




GG.

Posted by: d.c. 28th Jul 2014, 10:33pm

Video: Dancing policeman in Glasgow hailed as the spirit of the games as his antics go viral:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/video-dancing-policeman-glasgow-hailed-3927427

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 3rd Aug 2014, 02:12pm

QUOTE (GG @ 28th Jul 2014, 12:27am) *
Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony Highlights Videos

GG.

Endlich as they say over here tongue.gif
Thanks Martin, once I got the mirror set up I was able to read all the writing on the first vid. as well laugh.gif

What a great night that must have been for all at home clap.gif

Posted by: GG 3rd Aug 2014, 07:06pm

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Glasgow 2014: Closing ceremony marks Games end

The closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games is due to get under way at Hampden Park in Glasgow shortly.

Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Deacon Blue and more than 2,000 performers will bring the curtain down on what has been praised as the "best Games ever".

Team England topped the medals table with 174, while Scotland ended up with a record 53.

The theme of the closing show is "All Back To Ours". It will tell the story of a "typical night out in Glasgow".

A crowd of 40,000 people will watch the 90-minute ceremony, with millions more watching on TV.

Artistic director said David Zolkwer said the show would reflect a spontaneous "we don't want this moment to end" feel.

Team Scotland tweeted a picture of their attire for the closing ceremony
He said: "It's going to be an emotional show - a celebration of a job well done, bitter sweet, proud, inclusive, utterly and uniquely Glaswegian but still typically outward looking, generous in spirit and profoundly human. Above all it'll be a great party." ...

Full story here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-28631944

GG.

Posted by: Dylan 3rd Aug 2014, 09:37pm

Proud of Glasgow.

Proud of Scotland.

Wonderful !

Posted by: GG 3rd Aug 2014, 10:40pm

Watched the closing ceremony in the pub. People were genuinely impressed at some parts of the show and also very relieved that the rain stayed off. When Auld Lang Syne came on at the end, we all wished each other Happy New Year! rolleyes.gif

GG.

Posted by: GG 3rd Aug 2014, 11:09pm

First video on Youtube, just a small clip around Tom Daley interview.


GG.

Posted by: lubbock 3rd Aug 2014, 11:37pm

Out and about in the town last week we got talking to a young couple from London who were visiting Glasgow for the first time,they said that the people were extraordinary they had never encountered such friendliness and warmth anywhere else on their travels ,both had recently been on a tour of Central America were the people were kind and friendly but the people of Glasgow just blew them away.They asked why the city was so friendly I replied it's the way it's always been.It makes you feel proud that this city our city can have such an effect on people who visit

Posted by: scossie 4th Aug 2014, 04:51am

Wunder how much the Lady provost charges for a smile.... ( At the the Closing Ceremony)
Soor faced ...embarrasing...cheers...Scossie....

Posted by: Dylan 4th Aug 2014, 06:39am

It was either her or Matheson. ?

Perhaps she was just nervous. ?

Posted by: carmella 5th Aug 2014, 06:43am

So nice to see new names posting on the GG as another result of the games.

One of the things I hope people who came here for the first time in their lives, from the rest of the UK and the wider Commonwealth, is that they all to the last of them, got a taste of the generosity and kindness of the collective Glasgow heart.

Look at these wonderful pictures posted by GG and others which illlustrate my point - the wonderful weather which made a lot of these pictures possible, how lucky we did not have our normal summer weather.

Well done Glasgow.

HIP HIP HOORAY

Posted by: davidhendry 6th Aug 2014, 03:56am

Have any details been released on the ' negotiations ' which led to charges against two Indian officials being dropped.? The media in India is really hammering the inept Glasgow police investigation.

Is it a case of money talks, and the rich walk?

Lack of evidence?

Arrest being racist?

There's even suggestions to sue the polis!

Davie.


Posted by: davidhendry 6th Aug 2014, 05:07am

I've just seen on the news that the IOA are indeed to sue the Scottish police for defamation of character.

Davie.

Posted by: mitchell 6th Aug 2014, 05:45am

India did the same in a recent cricket test match against England.

Posted by: Scotsman 8th Aug 2014, 09:22am

Its not really good news but its really really funny!!

They are calling it Clyde and Seek....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-28694261

Posted by: Dylan 8th Aug 2014, 09:47am

Hungry Thistle Munchers ?

Posted by: d.c. 16th Aug 2014, 10:19am

Team Scotland athletes parade through Glasgow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-28794167

Posted by: *Samantha* 3rd Sep 2014, 10:22am

Nice to see that the furniture from the Games will go to families across Scotland who will appreciate and benefit from it.

Another great outcome of the Games for Glasgow. smile.gif

Posted by: GG 4th Sep 2014, 08:52pm

Last week in George Square ... the party is nearly over!

GG.


 

Posted by: ashfield 30th Dec 2014, 09:15am

Watched a wee programme on BBC last Sunday about the games called "When the games came to Glasgow". I expected the same old rehash of the sporting events but instead got a lovely wee film about some of the poeple involved. I would recommend catching up with it if you can get it on the iplayer.

Posted by: GG 31st Dec 2014, 12:02am

Thanks Ashfield, will watch this. Further info is given below – not sure how much of the content will be viewable overseas:

QUOTE
When the Games Came to Glasgow

This film is a unique behind the scenes celebration of Glasgow and Glaswegians coming together to make an unforgettable Commonwealth Games. It encapsulates the greatest moments of the Games through the eyes of the people who helped make it happen, such as the city cleaners who take classes at charm school in a bid to improve the city's welcome. We follow student Ian Henderson trying to get his film into the opening ceremony, boxer Joe Ham, a local boy from the Gorbals, who has his sights set firmly on a medal, the profits and losses of Glickman's sweet shop, Chicco and Ali from the Alishan restaurant playing lawn bowls for Pakistan, Sikh's at Glasgow gurdwara hosting a party for their sporting heroes, Team India, and the hairdressers in the athlete's village providing free body art to the Barbados Rugby Seven. Their personal stories and the Games' historic moments give us a memorable insight into Glasgow and the 20th Commonwealth Games.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vxsb4


GG.

Posted by: Glasgow Guest 31st Dec 2014, 04:09am

The sterling efforts of some prominent Scots in staging the very successful Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours list. See link below:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/new-years-honours-dame-joan-collins-and-commonwealth-game-team-top-list.115340538