Scotland will show off a new parade uniform for the Opening Ceremony of next year’s Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Australia, the team has announced.
Fashion designer Siobhan Mackenzie teamed up with bespoke tartan manufucters House of Edgard to create the uniform, which was unveiled at the Gleneagles Hotel.
Christmas Day marks 100 days until the start of the Commonwealth Games, which is to be hosted by Gold Coast, who were handed the reigns by the Glasgow 2014 team at the closing ceremony of the last games.
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The 2018 tartan was shown off yesterday by Athletics stars Lynsey Sharp and Andrew Butchart, and reflects the Team Scotland colours of blue, purple and magenta, with a atinge of green to reflect the Games’ Australain hosts.
Siobhan Mackenzie said: “I’m truly honoured as a young female entrepreneur to have had the opportunity to design for the women of Team Scotland. I have injected my innovative design style into the womenswear look with the end goal in mind being not only that I want to represent a modern day Scotland but also that I want the female athletes to walk out into the Opening Ceremony feeling great in their outfit!
“Watching Team Scotland walk into the stadium will certainly be a very proud moment in my career.”
Andy Butchart added: “The tartan looks so, so good, the colours have come out really well. You can definitely see it’s Team Scotland and having the green line there to represent going to Australia is a really nice touch that makes it special for these Games.
“It’s going to be a really proud moment to march out first into the Opening Ceremony next April and I’m sure the rest of the team will agree with me on that.”
Team Scotland Deputy Chef de Mission Elinor Middlemiss, who project manages the team kit added: “After months of planning it is really exciting to see the parade uniform come to fruition and we are delighted with the new look created by our partners at House of Edgar and Siobhan Mackenzie.