Glasgow 2014: Gavin Hastings is first chieftain of athletes' village

  • 13 July 2014
  • From the section Scotland
Former Scottish rugby captain Gavin Hastings carried the baton on the Royal Mile
Image caption Former Scottish rugby captain Gavin Hastings will be joined as a chieftain by sports stars including Sir Chris Hoy

The first chieftain of the athletes' village at the Commonwealth Games has been named as former Scotland rugby captain Gavin Hastings.

The ex-British and Irish Lion's player officially opened the village in the east end of Glasgow as the first of the athletes started to arrive.

He will be joined by some of Scotland's most successful sporting stars as fellow chieftains, whose duties involve hosting receptions and conducting VIP tours of the village.

They include Olympic cycling gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, rower Katherine Grainger, former gymnast Steve Frew and Scotland's most capped hockey player Rhona Simpson.

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