Meet Clyde – the Glasgow 2014 mascot

Cylde Glasgow 2014 mascot on a bike cycling fastClyde, the official Glasgow 2014 Mascot who will be the friendly face of the Commonwealth Games over the next two years, has been unveiled. A patriotic and adventurous thistle, he was created by 12-year-old Beth Gilmour from Cumbernauld.

Beth, who won four tickets to the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony as part of her prize, said: “I still can’t believe that my entry is now the Glasgow 2014 mascot – it’s amazing to see Clyde come to life and I’m so happy that my design and idea will now be seen by everyone across the world.”

Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith praised Beth’s design and its ability to capture the spirit of Scotland and the Commonwealth Games.

Lord Smith said: “The Glasgow 2014 mascot has been created for young people – and how better to do that than through a competition for those young people to design it? It is important that young people are at the heart of the Games, and Beth’s design captured the imagination and the spirit not only of the Games but also of Glasgow and Scotland.”

As with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots  (Wenlock and Mandeville), Clyde has his own special story. You can see his journey from an ordinary thistle to a supreme athlete on the  Glasgow 2014 website. There’s lots more information about Clyde, with some fun games and the chance to have your kids drawings of Clyde uploaded for all to enjoy.

Tell us what your kids think about Clyde in the comments box at the bottom of this page.

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