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Eye-catching fronts mark start of sporting spectacular

Scottish dailies produced a series of eye-catching front pages as the Commonwealth Games opened in Glasgow for the first time in the event’s 84-year history.

The sporting spectacular’s third appearance in Scotland saw the nation’s big titles capturing the moment in style.

The Scotsman trumpeted ‘Pure dead brilliant’ on its front cover while The Herald’s picture carried the splash headline ‘Shining example’.

Later in the day the Evening Times used the advantage of its deadline to tell a complete story on the front – with a strapline that pulled together how royalty and showbiz greats mingled with giant haggis, Irn-Bru cans, Nessie the Loch Ness monster and the city’s iconic cone-head statue.

The ET’ also carried on its website yesterday the ‘selfie’ of Australian hockey star Jayde Taylor with the Queen in shot smiling broadly behind her.

And its social media channels didn’t miss a trick either – tweeting the story about Rod Stewart seeming to lose his ‘troosers’ as he got caught up in the hype of performing at the opening ceremony at Celtic Park.


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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Evening times win the headline award and front page picture. Very dull picture and headline on The Herald. Is ‘Pure Dead Brilliant’ a Scottish phrase? As I don’t get it.

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