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Gold-plaided Glasgow 2014 tartan unveiled


By John Glenday | Reporter

April 17, 2012 | 1 min read

Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games have today been given the tartan treatment following the unveiling of an official tartan by one of Scotland’s strongest men.

Gregor Edmunds was the first person to don the brand new kilt which is set to become an international symbol of the event.

The competition winning tartan was designed by Aamir Mehmood, a 15 year old pupil of Shawland Academy, and sports Glasgow 2014 brand colours.

Mehmood’s design, which incorporates blue, yellow, white and red to represent Scotland and green to denote the predominantly bilingual composition of his school, will be viewed by an estimated audience of one billion.

Gregor said: “As a proud Scotsman when competing around Scotland and the world, I always wear a kilt and I’ve got to say, that this tartan is one of the best I’ve ever seen!

“The colours and style are so bright and striking, it really is a well thought out and stunning design. Aamir should be incredibly proud that his hard work and ability has been recognised in such a manner.”


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