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.
Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child says winning silver at Glasgow 2014 is "one of the best moments" of her career. BBC Sport
New rules on school closures designed to ensure greater transparency and accurate information come into force across Scotland.
An Australian weightlifter admits assaulting a member of the Welsh team at the Commonwealth Games.
Tributes are paid to Scottish actor and director Kenny Ireland who has died aged 68 after a battle against cancer.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of 23-year-old Stephen McGowan in Greenock.
That's it for the Scotland Live page today.
It was another day to remember for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, with Dan Keatings winning gold on the pommel horse, Eilidh Child winning silver in the 400m hurdles, Daniel Purvis winning bronze in the gymnastics rings and wrestler Alex Gladkov also earning bronze.
Tomorrow, Scotland are guaranteed two medals in the lawn bowls. The Men's Fours and Darren Burnett in the singles will be hoping to add two more golds to Scotland's collection.
Four of Scotland's boxers, who will all win at least a bronze medal, are also in action.
Join us again at 07:00 tomorrow when we will bring you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel and of course the latest on the Games. You can hear all the latest news at Radio Scotland and on the website. Good night.
Team Scotland are getting excited. With 43 medals now in the bag, and another six guaranteed in the boxing and lawn bowls, they tweeted:
Bring on Day 9. #GoScotland
The studio audience are already in place for @BBCOne at 10.40pm this evening. Send your comments #TonightAtTheGames
Watch Scottish wrestler Alex Gladkov win a "war" to claim bronze at Glasgow 2014.
Scotland's Kirsty Law has qualified for the women's discus final at Hampden tomorrow night.
Eilidh Child won the silver medal in the 400m hurdles tonight.
Alan Clyne and Frania Gillen-Buchert have been beaten by New Zealand's Paul Coll and Amanda Landers-Murphy in the squash mixed doubles.
Friday will be another day of sunshine and showers. These showers could appear almost anywhere and some will be heavy with the risk of thunder.
There will be some good spells of brightness or sunshine too outside of the wet weather. Given the random nature of these showers not everyone will see them.
Temperatures should reach a high of around 18C - 19C through the central belt and Grampian. A couple of degrees lower elsewhere.
Real Sociedad 2 Aberdeen 0. Two second half goals leave the Dons facing an uphill task if they are to progress into the next round of the Europa League qualifiers.
You can read a full match report coming up soon on BBC Sport.
St Johnstone pull a goal back in injury time against Spartak Trnava.
Dave Mackay is the man who sends the home crowd wild after a good spell of pressure from the Saints.
Scotland are guaranteed another six medals at the Commonwealth Games, meaning the team will finish Glasgow 2014 with at least 49 medals.
Earlier today, in the lawn bowls at Kelvingrove, the Men's Fours beat Australia 15-10 in the semi final and Darren Burnett made the men's singles final after beating Aron Sherriff 21-15.
The men's fours final will start at 12:45 tomorrow, with Burnett in action from 17:45.
Boxers Charlie Flynn, Josh Taylor, Stephen Lavelle and Reece McFadden are all guaranteed at least a bronze each after making the semi-finals.
All four men are in action tomorrow, starting with McFadden at 13:45.
St Johnstone lose a second goal at home to Spartak Trnava. A defensive mix-up means that Ivan Schranz is able to tap the ball in despite Alan Mannus' best efforts.
In Glasgow all roads used in the cycling time trial are now open again with restrictions lifted.
Tonight's athletics at Hampden means that drivers are urged to avoid the stadium and surrounding areas.
The Edinburgh Tattoo means that there is also a number of restrictions in place across the city with traffic heavier than usual on the George IV Bridge and South Bridge.
Aberdeen lose a second goal in their Europa League qualifier against Real Sociedad.
Keeper Jamie Langfield is beaten by a powerful, long-range effort from Sociedad substitute Sergio Canales.
Real Sociedad have taken the lead over Aberdeen in Spain.
Aberdeen's right-back Shaleum Logan couldn't get the ball clear after making a block, and Sociedad's David Zurutuza scored.
Child did a lap of honour at Hampden Park after winning the silver. The crowd cheered her on and sang The Proclaimers hit I'm Gonna Be (500 miles).
Scotland have now won 43 medals at the Commonwealth Games.
Louise Martin CBE, Chair of sportscotland, said: "To move onto 43 medals is another fantastic milestone for Team Scotland, and with three more days of competition still to come I can't wait to see how many more we can add to the tally.
"Daniel Keatings produced a faultless routine on the pommel horse to take gold, while Eilidh Child performed magnificently in front of a vocal home crowd at Hampden to take silver in the 400 metres hurdles.
"The bronze medals from Daniel Purvis on the rings and wrestler Alex Gladkov meant it was four medals for Team Scotland on another successful day at the Games."
Eilidh Child has finished second and won the silver medal in the 400m hurdles at Glasgow 2014. The winner was the Jamaican Kaliese Spencer.
It's half-time at the Anoeta Stadium in Spain with Aberdeen drawing 0-0 with Real Sociedad.
Real, as expected, have had most of the ball and the chances, but Jamie Langfield has yet to be forced into a meaningful save.
In the other tie, St Johnstone trail FC Spartak Trnava 1-0 at McDiarmid Park. Ivan Schranz grabbed the goal in the 33rd minute.
It is nearly time for Eilidh Child's race in the Women's 400m hurdles.
Team Scotland gymnast Daniel Keatings won the gold medal after pipping Great Britain teammate Max Whitlock of England in a tightly contested men's pommel horse final.
England's Louis Smith took bronze to make it an all-British podium.
As well as the Commonwealth Games, it's another big night for Scottish football.
Both Aberdeen and St Johnstone are in action in the 2nd qualifying round of the Europa League with the Dons taking on Real Sociedad in Spain while the Saints entertain Spartak Trnava at McDiarmid Park.
You can keep up to date on all of the action on our BBC Sport live page
Botswanan sensation Nijel Amos has won the 800m Commonwealth title, with Kenya's Olympic champion David Rudisha in second place.
After Amos won the Olympic silver over the distance at London 2012, his nation's government honoured him with a gift of six cows. He can expect some more presents now.
Scotland's Guy Learmonth finished sixth with a personal best of 1:46:69.
Scotland are currently in action against Trinidad and Tobago in the Glasgow 2014 netball competition and are winning 18-10.
Scotland's Samantha Kinghorn and Meggan Dawson-Farrell were denied in their quest for Commonwealth glory in the women's T54 1500m final.
Australia's Angela Ballard won the para-event with Kinghorn placing fifth and Dawson-Farrell coming in seventh.
James Heatly finishes 8th for Scotland in the men's 3m springboard diving final with a points total of 393.35.
The gold was claimed by Malaysia's Ooi Tze Liang who finished the event with a points total of 457.60.
England's Jack Laugher and Oliver Dingley took silver and bronze respectively.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says his team are confident they can produce a positive result in the Europa League qualifier against Real Sociedad in San Sebastián tonight.
McInnes feels that having faced four competitive fixtures already in Europe, the Dons have an advantage with the Spaniards only having played a number of friendly matches.
"We want to do as best we can," he said. "We feel we as a team are in a good place just now and take the confidence from the start we have had to our season."
Daniel Purvis has won the bronze medal in the gymnastics rings final.
Tonight's athletics session has started in front of a packed Hampden. There are gold medals up for grabs in the following categories.
19:15 Women's Long Jump
19:20 Women's Para-Sport 1500m T54
19:20 Men's Para-Sport 1500m T54
19:50 Men's 800m
20:15 Men's 400m Hurdles
20:25 Women's 400m Hurdles
2045: Women's 200m
2110: Men's 200m
It is well and truly back to normal for the weather, as sunny days are replaced with rain and cold.
The Scottish Daily Mail's Brian Marjoribanks spotted this on the big screen at Hampden ahead of tonight's athletics session of Glasgow 2014.
Anthony Davis, a 62-year-old Jamaican who is one of the leading sports administrators from the Caribbean island, wants to create a link between Jamaica and Scotland that could see Scottish sprinters train with the best in the world.
Davis, who competed at the 1980 Olympics, is a student in Glasgow and has studied how Scots organise athletics events.
He has held initial talks with athletics bodies to create a programme where Scottish sprinters would train in Jamaica while Jamaican officials would come over to Scotland to learn more.
Three security guards have been removed from duties at the Commonwealth Games after reports they took "selfie" photographs with sprinter Usain Bolt.
The guards are alleged to have approached the Jamaican sprinter as he trained beside Hampden Park earlier this week.
It is understood they were removed from their roles at Glasgow 2014's training facilities at Lesser Hampden after breaching conditions of employment.
Dundee United have signed Polish Under-21 internationalist goalkeeper Michal Szromnik. The 21-year-old joins the Tayside club on a three-year contract.
Northern Irish squash player Michael Craig showed a bit of improvisation when he tried to to hit the ball with his hand after losing his racquet.
Craig and mixed doubles partner Madeline Perry went on to beat Cayman Island's Cameron Stafford and Marlene West 10-11 11-8 11-2 to reach the quarter-finals.
You can watch a video of his hand-shot here.
Scotland's David Millar has targeted a medal in Sunday's cycling road race after failing to defend his Commonwealth Games time trial title.
The 37-year-old could only manage eighth place on Thursday, with fellow Scot Katie Archibald finishing fifth in the women's event.
Daniel Keatings wins gold in the men's pommel final. The 24-year-old upset the odds to pip England's Max Whitlock to the gold.
It is Keatings' third medal of the Games, having already claimed two silvers.
There's also another medal for Scotland in the wrestling as Alex Gladkov claims a bronze in the freestyle 65kg category.
Scottish athletes Eilidh Childs and Guy Learmonth will get the chance to win Commonwealth medals tonight at Hampden.
Eilidh Child will be a favourite for one of the medals in the 400m hurdle finals after she produced a strong performance to win her last heat with a time of 55.56 secs. She will face still competition from Jamaican runner Kaliese Spencer and Lauren Wells from Australia who will both fancy their chances of causing an upset.
Guy Learmonth proved a crowd favourite when he managed to qualify for the 800m final by two hundredths of a second on Wednesday night. However, the 22 year-old from Perth admits that he will need to run the race of his life if he is to beat Olympic gold medalist David Rudisha in tonight's final.
Aberdeenshire: A90 Fraserbugh - Peterhead road remains closed just south of Fraserburgh at Rathen because of an accident. For the southbound diversion, take the A981 to Memsie then on to the B9032 back to the A90, and vice versa for northbound.
Forth Road Bridge is already very busy, with 5 - 10 minute delays both north and south bound approach.
Edinburgh: Boswell Green partially blocked by an accident at Granton Road. Traffic slow in both directions here.
A74(M) Lockerbie is now closed northbound at 18 Lockerbie South to recover an accident. Traffic is being taken off at Junction 19 Ecclefechan along the B7076 then back onto the motorway at Junction 17. Traffic queuing back to J20 Eaglesfield.
An investigation is under way after a man was stabbed in the street in the east end of Glasgow.
Police Scotland said they were called to the incident in Tollcross Road, near the Commonwealth Games swimming venue, at about 13:20 on Thursday.
The man was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment. His condition is not yet known.
A police spokesman said inquiries into the incident were at a very early stage and were ongoing.
The two Dans - Keatings and Purvis - are coming up shortly in the Glasgow 2014 pommel horse final.
Roads throughout Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire should be re-opening shortly following the cycling time trials. Duke Street, Saltmarket and High Street are open, but Avenue End Road to Crowwood roundabout is open for exit only.
There are events on this afternoon at the SECC Precinct, Kelvingrove, Tollcross and Hampden. The following stations will be very busy today: Bridgeton, Bellgrove, Dalmarnock, Exhibition Centre, Scotstounhill and Mount Florida.
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Scotland's Darren Burnett has guaranteed himself at least a silver medal after victory in the men's singles semi-final at Kelvingrove.
After a slow start, Burnett saw off Australia's Aron Sherriff 21-15 after 25 ends.
He will now face Canada's Ryan Bester in Friday's final.
Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon says his replacement Ronny Deila can bounce back from last night's 4-1 defeat in the Champions League qualifiers to Legia Warsaw.
It was a nightmare result in only Deila's third competitive game in charge, but Lennon reminded the Norwegian of his own poor start before he went on to be a success in the Parkhead hotseat.
Lennon also praised the Commonwealth Games as he took in the lawn bowls at Kelvingrove this morning.
Bright spells and a few showers to end the day. Rain continues to move through Kintyre and the south west towards Glasgow.
You can watch a full forecast here.
With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, one of the most popular things for sports fans to do is snapping a selfie at the events across Glasgow, even at the risk of someone "photobombing" it.
If you have a picture of yourself at the Games, either with a friend or even an athlete you can send them to us and we'll feature the best ones online.
Kevin Moran and Alex Clark have failed to reach the squash mixed doubles quarter finals after going out to Pilley and Brown of Australia.
Scotland's Dan Keatings comes agonisingly close to a gymnastics medal, finishing fourth in the men's floor final. He was 0.023 points away from a bronze.
However the 24-year-old can console himself with a silver in yesterday's all-round men's competition.
Scotland's David Millar has finished 8th in the men's cycling time trial with a time of +2:14.45, and afterwards he paid tribute to the Glasgow crowd by saying "It was like a Tour De France stage out there."
Meanwhile, in the lawn bowls, Scotland have defeated South Africa in the men's fours quarter-finals and will play Australia at 17:30 for a place Friday's final.
International Paralympic Committee spokesperson Craig Spence says the public response to para-sports at Glasgow 2014 has been "absolutely tremendous".
This picture captures the dramatic moment ground crew manually released the landing gear of an offshore helicopter as it came into land at Aberdeen International Airport.
The CHC-operated S92 helicopter - with 16 people on board - reported a problem with the landing gear when the front wheel of the aircraft would not deploy so crew on the ground had to do it manually as it hovered around 8ft above their heads.
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Two children have been airlifted to hospital after a two-car crash on the A90 near Fraserburgh.
Five people were involved in the incident, which happened earlier today just south of Rathen.
@BBCTravelScot tweets: A74/M Lockerbie - half hour delays northbound - down to one lane at 18 Lockerbie South to recover RTA. Long Qs back to J20 Eaglesfield. T.T.
@BBCSportScotland tweets: @DanKeatings is about to go for glory in the #gymnastics Men's Floor final.
You can watch Dan in action live
BBC Scotland reporter Kevin Keane watched David Millar whizzing past.
@BBCScot2014 tweets: Australia gets ready to take over the #CommonwealthGames - what lessons can they learn from Glasgow's example?
Scotland 2014 is on BBC Two Scotland from 22:30.
Actor Kenny Ireland - best known for his role in TV comedy Benidorm - has died, aged 68, following a battle with cancer.
The veteran Scottish actor and director had played swinger Donald Stewart in the ITV show since 2007.
Mr Ireland was director at Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre for more than a decade until 2003.
Lorna Cassidy took this picture at the time trials in Glasgow. A rider was passing one of the city's landmarks.
Commonwealth Games champion David Millar is on his way in the cycling time trial.
Watch it live here.
A project to control the goose population in Orkney has been renewed for a third year.
Local residents will be licensed to shoot greylag geese, with the meat available for sale at shops on the islands and online.
The population of greylag geese nesting in the area has increased over the last 20 years, but shooting in recent years has helped keep numbers down.
BBC Sport Scotland tweets: Kieran Merrilees is on court in the #badminton singles - watch it live here
Team Wales has sent an email to its athletes about their behaviour for the rest of the Commonwealth Games, BBC Wales has learned.
The message, signed by Chef de Mission Brian Davies, tells them it would be "disrespectful" if anyone "were to let themselves, their team-mates and their families down by misbehaving in any way during their time here in Glasgow".
The move follows the arrest of an Australian weightlifter, following an alleged assault on Welsh weightlifter Gareth Evans.
The UK government has unveiled new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers in "remote" parts of the UK.
Ministers have set out best practice for businesses such as couriers, online retailers and delivery firms.
Anne Shepherd emailed us this fantastic picture of her son Kit with his (near) namesakes, from St Kitts and Nevis.
Members of the islands' table tennis team were delighted to pose with their biggest Scottish fans, Kit and his cousin David.
Scots diver James Heatly has eased his way into tonight's final of the 3m springboard event at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.
The 17-year-old from Edinburgh, grandson of Sir Peter Heatly, who won three Commonwealth diving golds in the 1950s, qualified in fifth place for his favoured event following a great performance in yesterday's 1m springboard.
One of the great successes of Glasgow 2014 has been the Clydesiders, the red and grey volunteer army tasked with keeping the Games running and keeping the spectators smiling.
BBC Scotland's Laura Pettigrew meets the "warm and friendly" faces of the Games.
@Team_Scotland tweets: The moment 13 year old Erraid Davies met her fans for the 1st time.
Scotland may need up to eight new towns to help avert a potential housing crisis, a special commission has said.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors-led group called for several new communities, which could be new towns or extensions to existing ones.
The Scottish Housing Commission also said the private rental sector needed to be expanded.
An Israeli show at the Edinburgh Fringe has been cancelled after only one performance following a protest by a pro- Palestinian group.
The City, a hip-hop opera by a theatre company from Jerusalem which receives funding from the Israeli government, was already the focus of a campaign.
Two weeks ago, 50 Scottish artists and writers signed a letter calling for the cancellation of The City.
A man who was watching his brother compete in the Commonwealth Games has been fined for throwing a plastic bottle which struck a child.
Laith Samardali, 25, from Perth, Australia, admitted throwing the bottle at a man during a boxing event where his brother Jordan was competing.
The bottle missed the man and hit the seven-year-old boy.
The Met Office says we could be in for a soaking on Sunday.
"A developing low pressure area will move north across Scotland on Sunday. Rainfall totals will be very variable but could well exceed 50 mm in 12-24 hours in places, whilst winds are likely to gust 40-50 mph over some coasts and hills."
@strathearnrose tweets: Jamaican athlete not impressed by Scottish weather? Most Scots aren't impressed by the Scottish weather! @usainbolt
@BBCTravelScot tweets: A74(M) N/B clsd RTC two lorries involved between J19 B725 (Ecclefechan) and J18 B723 (Lockerbie South). Police directing traffic.
Linda Villumsen of New Zealand takes gold in the women's time trial.
Emma Pooley of England takes silver and Australia's Katrin Garfoot takes bronze.
Katie Archibald of Scotland was in fifth after a brave ride that ran out of steam.
Samantha and Tom from Uddingston sent us this great shot of the athletics at Hampden on Wednesday.
They say they had perfect seats to watch the likes of Kirani James and Greg Rutherford win gold medals.
BBC Scotland's Kevin Keane tweets: Scotland's Katie Archibald passing the crossing point near Stepps. Big cheers here. #Glasgow2014
Away from the Games, Celtic suffered a nightmare first-leg defeat in the third round qualifying for the Champions League.
The Parkhead side lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw last night after taking an early lead in Poland.
A 25-year-old man from Perth, Australia has been fined £400 for throwing a bottle at a man at the Commonwealth Games boxing event.
Laith Samardali is the brother of Australian boxer Jordan.
He missed the man and the plastic bottle hit a seven-year-old child.
The Times has released its transcript of a conversation in which it claimed Usain Bolt made disparaging remarks about the Commonwealth Games.
The newspaper reported on Wednesday that the Olympic 100m champion said he was not enjoying the Glasgow Games.
But Bolt described the article as "nonsense" and "lies" on Twitter and later told reporters the Games were "awesome".
@millarmind tweets: 14:28 start time today for me. Going to be a proud moment rolling off the start ramp.
BBC Scotland's Andy Burke presents a video round-up of all yesterday's highlights from the Games, including Dan Keating's fantastic silver in the all-round gymnastics, and Guy Learmonth, who ran the race of his life to qualify for the 800m final alongside David Rudisha.
You can also read about all yesterday's best bits.
BBC reporter Kevin Keane captured this image of Antri Christoforou of Cyprus.
The leading riders in the Games time trial are passing Hogganfield Loch on their way to East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire.
@BBCSport tweets: Live women's road cycling on @BBCOne next - Olympic medalist Emma Pooley's last race before retirement #Glasgow2014
Or, if you live to the north and east of Glasgow, you can just get out and watch it.
@NetworkRailSCOT tweets: The line at Lenzie has now reopened however residual delays will be experienced until after the morning peak. Sorry for the disruption.
@BBCJohnBeattie tweets: Interviewing the man who lent the Malawi team some bikes
Catch John on BBC Radio Scotland from 12:00.
Glasgow will benefit from the vast amount of money spent hosting the Commonwealth Games - according to Clyde Gateway Regeneration.
Over £500m pound has been spent on hosting and an entire athlete's village built in the east end - which will be used as housing after the games.
Especially if you live in Glasgow, how much do expect by way of lasting change?
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BBC Scotland has a guide to this morning's papers.
As well as Glasgow 2014 (of course) there are reports on Nato and the Baltic states, and the challenge to the NHS in Scotland of treating an increasing number of older pensioners.
Debbie Paterson sent us this picture of Clydesiders at the hockey arena having fun with the local police.
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Scotland's Daniel Keatings took silver and Viorel Etko claimed bronze on day seven of Glasgow 2014.
Keatings finished second in the men's all-around gymnastics final at the Hydro. Etko defeated Malta's Adam Vella to win the wrestling bronze medal in the 61kg.
Team Scotland is currently in fourth place in the table, with a total of 39 medals. England are top with 105.
An Australian weightlifter who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games has been held by police following an assault on a Welsh athlete.
Francois Etoundi, 29, is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff court.
The alleged assault on the unnamed athlete is said to have taken place at the athletes' village in Glasgow at about 06:00 on Wednesday.
A Team Wales spokesman said: "We're aware of an incident that occurred involving a member of Team Wales."
Scotrail tweets: services between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling may be cancelled, delayed or diverted via Cumbernauld at short notice
An independent economic group has called for the future expansion of London airports to take Scotland and other parts of the UK into consideration.
The Scottish Council for Development and Industry has also lobbied for action to increase long-haul services from Scottish airports.
The cycling time trial is a gruelling course that takes in North Lanarkshire and parts of East Dunbartonshire before heading back to Glasgow.
Scottish athletes are in action in plethora of events today.
Away from David Millar and Katie Archibald in this morning's time trial, individual apparatus finals in the gymnastics start at 15:00, with all-round silver medal winner Dan Keating holding Scottish hopes in the pommel-horse.
In the athletics, Eilidh Child goes for gold in the 400m hurdles, while para athletes Meggan Dawson-Farrell and Samantha Kinghorn will compete in the T54 1500m.
Full coverage of every Games event is available on the BBC, across TV, radio and online.
Much of the cycling time trial today can be watched free - if you can find a good vantage point.
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Parcel delivery firms are to be given a "statement of principles" to try to improve things for people in "remote" parts of the UK. I'll be asking: When it comes to deliveries are you being punished by your postcode?
And more than a dozen family pairings are competing in Glasgow 2014. Has sibling rivalry helped or hindered you in life?
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@BBCTravelScot tweets: Disruption trains GW Queen St/ Edn Waverley,/GQS and Perth and GQS and Alloa All services through Croy being delayed or disrupted.
Who to cheer on at the cycling time trial?
A favourite with the crowds is likely to be defending Commonwealth Games champion David Millar.
Also watch out for England's Alex Dowsett, who won silver at Delhi 2010.
In the women's race, young Scottish talent Katie Archibald will get her chance to shine.
More than 120km of paths across Scotland's national parks are set to be renovated thanks to a £3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Eroded pathways in the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are to be restored and upgraded as part of the People and the Mountains project.
Major road closures are being made in and around Glasgow ahead of the cycling time trial.
The 40km route - 30km for women - starts and ends at Glasgow Green.
The single loop course takes in a huge swathe of countryside in North Lanarkshire and cuts across East Dunbartonshire before coming back to Glasgow via the city's east end.
Kylie Minogue will perform alongside Lulu, Deacon Blue and Dougie MacLean at the closing ceremony of Glasgow 2014.
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