Red Road apartment blocks in Glasgow
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Commonwealth opening ceremony to include flat demolition

3 April 2014 Last updated at 14:34 BST

Five high rise flats, which have been part of Glasgow's skyline for almost 50 years, will be blown up as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

All but one of the Red Road flats will be brought down in just 15 seconds in the biggest demolition of its kind ever seen in Europe.

The event will be shown live on a 100ft-wide screen at the Celtic Park ceremony, to a huge TV audience.

James Cook reports.