The parade uniform which will be worn by Scotland’s Commonwealth Games athletes has been unveiled at a special event in Stirling.

The Team Scotland uniform received a positive reception from more than 400 athletes and officials who were gathered for their final team camp ahead of the Glasgow Games.

The uniform has been designed by textile designer and artist Jilli Blackwood, and combines a turquoise, fuchsia, navy blue and caramel tartan with a blue shirt for the men, and a flowing wrap-around dress for the women, inspired by the Saltire flag.

“My brief from Team Scotland was to come up with a parade uniform that was high on impact and made a real statement, but also had a contemporary feel,” Ms Blackwood said.

“There will be no mistaking that this is the Scottish team as they proudly step out at the opening ceremony.”

The distinctive Team Scotland tartan was created by Ms Blackwood and produced by House of Edgar at the Isle Mill in Keith, Aberdeenshire.

A shawl-like wrap and a stone-coloured leather bag complete the women’s uniform.

Athletes were kitted out with their parade uniform alongside their leisure clothing and competition wear.

Commonwealth Games Scotland chief executive and Team Scotland chef de mission Jon Doig said: “We wanted a parade uniform that had a bold and confident look, but which still retained the iconic Scottish elements of the kilt and unique Games tartan.

“Jilli has delivered everything we hoped for and the response from the athletes, who played a key role in its development, has been great. And with each of the elements designed and made by specialist companies in Scotland, we are already on to a winner.”

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