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  1. It's the final day of the Commonwealth Games
  2. Scotland finish the Games with 53 medals
  3. Thousands watch cycling road races despite torrential weather
  4. Closing ceremony held at Hampden

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Farewell Glasgow

Martin Conaghan

BBC Scotland

That's all from us here on the Scotland Live team for the evening - thank you for your time and your company throughout.


The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony party has come to an end with a fine display of fireworks over Hampden Park on the south side of the city.

Glasgow and its citizens did the Commonwealth proud - and it's easy to see why.

The people staged a magnificent 12 days of culture, entertainment - and, above all, world-class sport.

The friendly city hosted the Friendly Games - arguably one of the best ever staged - and welcomed people from all across the globe, demonstrating that the pursuit of sporting excellence remains a noble one.

Everyone will take away their own special memories; from the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt in the men's 4x100m relay, to 13-year-old Erraid Davies from Shetland who won bronze in the SB9 100m breaststroke final.

All of the athletes who participated in the Games will inspire an entire generation of Scottish youngsters to get out there and pursue their sporting dreams.

It's exactly 1,340 days until the next Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast in Australia.

See you there.

Thomas McGuigan

BBC Sport

tweets: "Right Ladies & Gents, can you start to move outside please?" #bbcglasgow2014"

Auld Lang Syne

The end is nigh as a lone pipe on top of the Hampden roof blasts out "Auld Lang Syne".


Haste Ye Back

Dougie MacLean sees out the night with a rendition of his classic ballad "Caledonia" as Des Clarke urges everyone "haste ye back" to Glasgow.

Douge MacLean

Another record?

Dave tweets: @BBCSportScot @BBCScotlandNews @kylieminogue Bring on "Ceilidh Minogue" for a Guinness Book of Records "Strip the Willow!"

The Hampden question

Michael Donnelly tweets: "@BBCScotlandNews Sell it to Sport Scotland, move the SFA to bide with the SRU and build a St.Andrew's Park in Falkirk. Tour the home internationals like the Spanish and Italian federations do"

MonTheDons adds: "@BBCScotlandNews Hampden is a dreadful stadium for football. History sometimes doesn't count for enough."

Thomas McGuigan

BBC Sport

tweets: "What about boxer Charlie Flynn coming on to duet Especially For You? #bbcglasgow2014"

'Wee darlin'

@MichaelGannon tweets: "Kylie is what Glaswegians refer to as a wee darlin'."

Queen Kylie

Kylie Minogue
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From one royal to another, Queen Kylie Minogue takes over to entertain the Hampden crowds.

Games closed

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex proclaims the 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow of 2014 closed.

Prince Edward

Gold coast wildlife

@RosieHopes tweets: "Aye, you're not mentioning the poisonous snakes and spiders though, are you? #Glasgow2014"

Kylie coming up?

Jessica Mauboy is belting out another inspiring number as Australia gets its chance to shine and show us what lies ahead for the 2018 Games.

Sea of Flags
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But there's one question on everyone's lips: where's Kylie?

Sea of Flags

GC2018 tweets: "@
jessicamauboy is singing 'Sea of Flags' which reflects the coming together of nations under the canopy of the #CommonwealthGames #GC2018"

@journostacey tweets: "We can get the 'sun' too Australia - £4 for six minutes! #justsaying #stoprubbingitin #closingceremony"

Travel guide

The Hampden crowd are getting treated to a potted travel guide to Gold Coast in Queensland.

Gold Coaast

It looks very good, but do they have Tunnock's Tea Cakes?

Aussie action

Australian singer Jessica Mauboy takes to the stage - and it's over to the Aussies to show us what they're made of in their part of the ceremony.

Jessica Mauboy

Golden handshake

The Commonwealth Games Federation flag is handed over to the Gold Coast in Australia - and they promise to take the spirit of Glasgow and make the 21st Games the best they possibly can be.

Gold coast

The hand of friendship is extended to everyone to come to Queensland in 2018.

We hope they'll cover all of our flights and hotels?

Good luck, Gold Coast

Kheredine Idessane

BBC Scotland

The flag of Glasgow 2014 is lowered. Over to you, Gold Coast. Good luck. The bar has been well and truly raised.

@davidchilds tweets: "S Club 7 have aged badly."

Glasgow 2014 closing ceremony

A Fond Farewell

Karen Matheson of Capercaillie sings a haunting rendition of Robert Burns' "Aye Fond Kiss" as the Commonwealth Games Federation flag is taken down.

Karen Matheson of Capercaillie

There's not a dry eye in the house.


Best Games Ever

Prince Imran gets as far as the words "to team Scotland..." and can't continue his commendation for the roars around Hampden.

Prince Imran

He tries to continue: "...your medal haul has done your country proud", but he is drowned out by the cheers.

"You really have delivered - in every aspect - the best Games ever".

And the crowd goes wild.

He finishes with: "Glasgow, you were pure dead brilliant!"

Fab Frankie

Frankie Jones, the rhythmic gymnast who won six gold medals at the Glasgow 2014 Games, receives the David Dixon Award for Sporting Excellence.

Frankie Jones

Thank you

Lord Kelvin, in his closing speech, says: "Glasgow is my home; it is a city that dares to dream.

"We have welcomed the world to our Dear Green Place and it is an experience we will never forget. Thank you Glasgow - and thank you Scotland."

Lord Smith of Kelvin

In pictures

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Ceremony cast

Piper up

Next up, it's time for some traditional Scots music - a taste of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo take to the field skirling the bagpipes.

Pipe band
Pipers and Team Scotland athletes

Richard Wilson

BBC Scotland

tweets: "Ach, I'm going to say it: I love Glasgow. My home, my city"

Glasgow Pride

Scottish synthpop band Prides take to the stage after Deacon Blue to express their thanks to the Clydesiders, the tens of thousands of volunteers who helped make the Glasgow Games run smoothly.

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Pauline McLean

BBC Scotland

City workers

tweets: "That's quite nice. The 'workers from the council' get to come out to that very line in Deacon Blue's Dignity."

Big thanks

Public service vehicles are parading the stadium.

Glasgow 2014 tweets: "Glasgow's city workers have made #Glasgow2014 a reality - RT to join us in saying 'thank you'! Glasgow 2014 @Glasgow2014"

Deacon Dougie

Hampden looks like it's ready to party as Lulu gets the crowd going, and Glasgow band Deacon Blue take the stage to perform their classic "Dignity".


And look who is on drums - none other than our very own Dougie Vipond.

Dougie Vipond

Waiting in the wings

Kylie Minogue

tweets: "WOW! So many amazing athletes here at #Glasgow2014!"

Hampden Shout


Hampden begins to erupt as Scottish comedian Des Clarke enters the stadium via the tunnel to say "cheerio with the biggest party in Scotland's history" and introduces the ageless Lulu with a rousing rendition of her classic cover of "Shout".

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The future of Hampden?

Since its refurbishment in 1997 Hampden has received much criticism as a football venue, but has been praised as the fantastic athletics venue at the centre of a terrific Commonwealth Games.

What should happen to Scotland's national stadium now that Glasgow 2014 is almost over?

If it remained as an athletics venue, would it regularly draw in the crowds the same way football does?

Should it be knocked down and built from scratch like Juventus' new stadium, which was built on the site of the much derided Stadio Deli Alpi, or made to look like Borussia Dortmund's impressive home, the "Westfallenstadion", where Scotland face Germany next month?

Or, has the Commonwealth Games proved that Hampden is a unique and beautiful venue, one that has a history of hosting great sporting moments, and Scottish football's mecca should be returned to how it was?

Hampden Park has been praised as a great host of athletics at the Commonwealth Games

Tweet or text us (80295) and let us know what you think the future should hold for the old lady of Scottish football.

Prime Minister calls Glasgow perfect host

David Cameron

tweets: "In Glasgow for tonight's closing ceremony - the friendly city was the perfect host for the friendly games. #Glasgow2014"

Glasgow firsts

As the build-up continues to the closing ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Games, BBC Sport presenter Hazel Irvine reminds the audience that history was made when the remote Pacific island of Kiribati won its first ever Commonwealth Games medal in Scotland.

It came in the form of gold for weightlifter David Katoatau, who sealed his win in truly dramatic fashion in front of a packed arena.

He has spent the last four years away from his homeland training in New Caledonia.

As Sir Chris Hoy said: "I hope he cancelled his milk."

Well deserved rest

James Saker, digital media manager for Team Scotland, has had a look inside the tents at Hampden.

He tweets: "Ladies and gents, #Glasgow2014 has taken it's toll. #2014Ceremony"

Closing ceremony tent
James Saker

Ready to party

Kheredine Idessane

BBC Scotland

Hampden's ready for one last mighty party. It should be a fitting send off to a great Games.

Hampden stadium

In other news

: Two men arrested by police on Friday are thought to be team officials attending the Commonwealth Games.

A man who died following a two-car crash on the A90 near Fraserburgh has been


Dougie Vipond

BBC Sport presenter

tweets: "With Lulu before closing ceremony #commonwelfie"

Dougie Vipond and Lulu

He's got his BBC ID badge round his neck, but we're sure he's got another job at tonight's ceremony.