Mascot Visit Competition

Photo of Clyde the mascot with the Duchess of Cambridge

A cheeky Scottish thistle, Glasgow 2014 mascot Clyde was designed by 12-year old Cumbernauld school pupil Beth Gilmour, after a nationwide competition promoted through the BBC. Since his first public appearance at BBC Scotland’s HQ in October 2012, Clyde has been popping up all over Scotland and met hundreds of thousands of people on his travels.

Through the Game On Scotland programme, Clyde has visited over 150 schools lucky enough to win visits through the regular competitions we’ve hosted here on the site. From Dumfries and Galloway in the South up to Shetland in the North and every local authority in between Clyde has had great fun meeting Scotland’s school pupils. Now that the Games are just around the corner, Clyde’s calendar has never been busier; throughout May and June Clyde will continue to visit communities and will be supporting the journey of the Queen’s Baton Relay when it returns to Scotland in June. Unfortunately this hectic schedule means that there will be no more opportunities to win Clyde visits through the Game On Scotland programme.

From this time forward, neither Game On Scotland nor Glasgow 2014 are able to accommodate direct requests for Clyde visits to individual schools.

Find out more

  • My year with Clyde the mascot

    Twelve-year-old Beth Gilmour from Cumbernauld was amazed when she won the competition to design the Official Glasgow 2014 Mascot. Find out how her drawing of a cheeky thistle was brought to life.