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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Delhi Handover Ceremony pipers support “Sport Your Trainers” campaign

The two hero pipers who led the highland charge of a mast cast of 352 people from all over Scotland in the Delhi 2010 Handover Ceremony have supported “Sport Your Trainers” today in Glasgow.

Jonathan Graham from Bishopbriggs and Craig Muirhead from Bannockburn marched up to the top of Buchanan Street in Glasgow in their full Handover Ceremony costumes – and trainers.

The national “Sport Your Trainers” day will encourage everyone from business leaders, schoolchildren and doctors to politicians, office workers and housewives to ditch their normal footwear and wear their trainers for the day in support of the Commonwealth Games.

Jonathan Graham said:

“Sport Your Trainers is a great way of getting everybody tuned into the fact that Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth Games in just over three years time, and getting people from all over Scotland involved.

“I know that there are many of the Handover Ceremony cast members who performed in Delhi taking part, and if you haven’t done so already, please sign up on the website and continue to fly the flag for the Games!”

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive John Scott said:

“It’s fantastic to see our hero pipers Jonathan and Craig back in their Handover Ceremony costume, supporting “Sport Your Trainers” after such a stunning performance in Delhi. The campaign is really gathering pace now, and we have been very pleased with the response from the public.

“If you haven’t already done so, please visit and sign up online, and sport your trainers on Monday 14th March.”

“Sport Your Trainers” will be held annually on Commonwealth Day for the next three years, with information available from, where there are promotional posters to download for your place of work. All those planning to participate in the campaign are asked to visit the site and click the “I support Sport Your Trainers” tab.


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