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“Scotland is the host nation for the Commonwealth games this year. But you wouldn’t know on the BBC. Union Flags, Gary Lineker – bizarre”

by on July 24, 2014

We give you the misses from the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony via the Guardian

• In its echo of the reference to Brookside's lesbian kiss in the London 2012 ceremony, the Barrowman kiss made us seem a rather prurient nation

• On the eve of Scotland's referendum on independence, the ceremony resorted to clichés of the Loch Ness monster, Irn Bru and a sea of tartan instead of telling viewers something new

• The overhead shots made it look like a good few ticket-holders had decided to plump for a quiet night in front of the telly instead

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The fierce competition between Edinburgh and Glasgow – and the Games

by on September 6, 2013

2014 can be a golden year if we unite for the Games - Scott Douglas From newsle.com

There is nothing quite like a bit of healthy competition to bring out the best in us, eh? That’s never more evident than in sport and business, where striving for greater performance can be the difference between gold and silver – or profit and loss.

As rivalry goes, they don’t come much fiercer than the competition between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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