15 July 2014
Three events: each significant, each with a longer term impact. Of the three, the greatest significance may ultimately lie not with the new and unexpected but with the development which was forecast.
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
Follow live text, video and radio coverage of 12 sports on day one of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
A couple and their two young children die after crash between a car and a lorry on the A801 near Polmont.
Balach, 13, ga thoirt a-mach à gainmhich, an dèidh dha a dhol fodha air tràigh sna Hearadh.
Chris in Hamilton: Nicola Benadetti couldn't help smiling as the crowd joined in with her amazing performance of Loch Lomond.
Calum: Nicola Benedetti was fantastic - shed a tear at that. Not so keen on Barrowman's pantomime singing but I thought it was pretty great and we should be proud.
Anon: What a great idea to incorporate fundraising for such a good cause into this high profile event
Letty from Aberdeenshire: Thought it was great, only complaint was Rod Stewart - why? He is not Scottish in any way, Proclaimers would have been better choice.
Anon: The first part of the ceremony made me cringe with its tweeness. Why is so much Scottish TV so excruciatingly naff? And surely we have some great personalities who could have presented it? Parts of the ceremony were OK though.
It spent ten months travelling around the world, but last night we had to wait just a little longer than expected to hear the Queen read her message from the inside the baton.
Watch as Prince Imran of Malaysia, the Commonwealth Games Federation president, struggles to open the Commonwealth baton.
Sir Chris Hoy - ever the hero - was on hand to help out, before Prince Imran eventually managed to remove the message much to the relief of the monarch... and the organising committee.
This morning, like everybody else, we're talking about last night's opening ceremony. presenter Kaye Adams wants your views: did it represent us the way you would want?
Elsewhere, two prisoners serving life sentences say rules that bar them from voting in the referendum breach their human rights and are taking their case to the Supreme Court. We're asking: should prisoners be allowed to vote in the referendum?
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Did you miss it? Want to see the Scottie dogs again?
Take four minutes out of your morning to watch highlights of the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony.
Day one of competition has officially started!
Moments to look out for today include Scotland's Hannah Miley, a swimming gold medallist at the last Games in Delhi, starting the defence of her 400m Individual Medley in the pool just after 10:30.
Elsewhere, Olympic cycling champion Jason Kenny will take part in the men's sprint at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at 11:00.
Anonymous: I thought Glasgow put on a fine show last night, and the text for charity at the end was a splendid touch. I sent my £5.
Paul: I lasted 10 mins b4 heading to A&E to get my toes uncurled.
Anne-Marie, Edinburgh: So, so proud of you for what you did, Glasgow. You were fantastic!!!
Anna, St Andrews: Why John Barrowman....? Just cringemaking. Amy Macdonald & co magic!
Alan, Brechin: Opening ceremony thumbs up, Rod Stewart thumbs down.
Hil, Glasgow: The Scotland team outfits were incredibly beautiful & inspiring - after all the unjust criticism, designer Jilli Blackwood is to be congratulated.
tweets: Day one of #Glasgow2014: Triathlon, cycling & swimming among the Commonwealth games highlights
Not surprisingly, the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony dominates Scotland's newspapers this morning.
All thought it was a spectacular start to the Games, with the Scotsman's front page proclaiming "Pure dead brilliant", The Herald saying "Shining example" and the Daily Mail praising the "Tartan special".
See the front pages here.
Robert from Ayrshire: Such an amazing spectacle last night from Glasgow, a place I love so dearly. The people are just so friendly - what an 11 days we are going to have in this wonderful country of ours.
Dmaceach2: As a proud Scot living south of the border, I thought the opening was a stereotype of what Scotland looks like to the rest of the world. Tartan and sea monsters. What a let down. I only hope they'll do us proud in the closing ceremony.
Caireen McGregor: I have never been prouder of Glasgow after the opening ceremony last night. A very Glaswegian affair. I think it was a spectacular ceremony which was fun yet moving.
TimR: Well done Glasgow - awesome. So so proud of you all.
Following Andy Murray's defeat by Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon, there has been plenty of speculation about the future of his coach Amelie Mauresmo.
Following talks between the pair, it's believed Murray will retain the services of the former Wimbledon champion after Mauresmo was pictured at Murray's training camp in Miami.
Social media went wild before, during and after the opening ceremony, with many of the stars tweeting selfies from Celtic Park, including Sir Chris Hoy, who hooked up with fellow Scot James McAvoy. Not surprisingly, the Scottie dogs now have their own hashtag...
Read more social media reaction here.
It's the first day of competition at Glasgow 2014, with the first medals be won in the triathlon, cycling, gymnastics, judo, swimming and weightlifting.
Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee and his brother Jonny will be going for gold for England in the triathlon at Strathclyde Park, while Sir Bradley Wiggins will be in action for England in the track cycling at 4pm.
For Scots, the big draw of the day doesn't come till 19:00, when Michael Jamieson is expected to feature in the final of the 200m breastroke. His heats start at 12:30.
So, did you see it? Last night's opening ceremony from Celtic Park was a dazzling affair, with everything from Tunnock's Teacakes and Scottie dogs to royalty, SuBo and fireworks.
But do you think it did Glasgow and Scotland proud?
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