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Glasgow Commonwealth mascot appearing across the city

If the city needed an extra reason to be reminded it will be hosting the Commonwealth Games, Car Hire Glasgow Airport think the official mascot being all over the city will have done just that. 

The mascot of the Commonwealth Games is well and truly making itself known in Glasgow, as the Games draws closer. Colourful statues of Clyde the official mascot has appeared at various locations over the weekend ahead of the opening ceremony on 23rd July. Twenty-five life size statues appeared at various locations across the city as part of Clyde’s trail.

The mascot came to life through the winner of a competition for nursery, primary and secondary school children where they were asked to submit designs, which were then produced by local and national artists.

The cartoon was at many places including the Riverside Museum and Victoria Park, Central Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station. The fibreglass models showed the mascot in a variety of outfits inspired by Glasgow landmarks including the River Clyde and the Hydro.

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said “Clyde’s Trail represents the wonderfully creative minds of children and young people across Glasgow and reflects the many things that make Glasgow a great city. It’s a fun opportunity for everyone – residents, visitors and spectators – to be part of the Games and we want people to get involved by sharing their pictures with Clyde at each point on the trail on social media.”