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Scottish actors Dunbar, Barrowman kick-start CWG opening ceremony

Posted on Jul 24 2014 | IANS

Glasgow, July 24 : The opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games got off to a colourful start with a jig from Scottish actor John Barrowman and comedian Karen Dunbar at the Celtic Park here Wednesday.

Dunbar appeared in the crowd and marched down to stadium centre telling the crowd and the world that "we're a land of inventors and poets and dreamers, we're enlightened, creative and fun".

Fittingly, Barrowman appeared from beneath a giant kilt aboard a tartan jeep decorated with some highland cow horns.

From whisky, golf, Dolly the Sheep, marmalade, fountain pens and the Kelvin Scale, some of Scotland's finest exports will be exhibited during the opening ceremony at the Celtic Park, which is the home of Celtic Football Club.

The ceremony will also celebrate the diversity of Glasgow and what the city and Scotland have in common with the 70 other competing nations.

The likes of Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle and violinist Nicola Benedetti would perform during the night.

Some 3,000 cast members and 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will take part in the event.

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