The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 is now open!
The opening ceremony took place last night and generated a lot of social media engagement via Twitter. Despite a number of negative tweets the overall feeling amongst all was that the ceremony was a great representation of Scotland’s culture and humour. The ceremony was not extravagant, it was tongue in cheek and it also expressed Scotland’s generosity with its unique fundraising initiative generating £2.5m for children’s charity Unicef.
For the people of Scotland it expressed what is both liked and disliked about the country’s image, it acknowledge what Scotland is known for and also what locals love most about Scotland. It was a great celebration of Scotland’s diversity and internationalism. The invited artists showcased some of Scotland’s best talents, with artists such as Scottish Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti, Scottish folk singer Julie Fowlis who sings primarily in Scottish Gaelic and world famous Susan Boyle.
Some of the most popular highlights were the Scottish terrier dogs (every nation was led into the opening ceremony by a Scottish Terrier), the Red Arrows, Sir Chris Hoy and James McAvoy are on stage as well as Billy Connolly‘s touching message on Nelson Mandela.
It’s an exciting time for Glasgow and a wonderfully exciting year for Scotland. Connoisseurs Scotland Hotels are very busy this season! May the fun begin!
If you would like more information on the Commonwealth Games 2014 please visit: http://www.glasgow2014.com
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