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Starring role for Lina and Weetabix at 2014 Games

26.7.14 KIRKINTILLOCH Bridge at Southbank Marina - Graeme and Victoria Bell with two scottie dogs Leana and Weetabix who were at the games opening ceremony.

26.7.14 KIRKINTILLOCH Bridge at Southbank Marina - Graeme and Victoria Bell with two scottie dogs Leana and Weetabix who were at the games opening ceremony.

The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park last Wednesday evening was extra special for Graeme Bell and his sister Victoria.

Their pet dogs Lina and Weetabix played a major part in the spectacular curtain raiser when they led out the athletes.

A 40-strong contingent of Scottie dogs took part in the event and instantly became the biggest stars of the show.

One-year-old Weetabix led out the Lesotho team, while 10-year-old Lina represented both St Vincent & The Grenadines and Brunei Darussalam.

The dgs — along with owners — spent a week and half rehearsing for the event.

Graeme and his sister Victoria, both from Kirkintilloch, say they were blown away by the recption the dogs received.

Graeme said: “We really didn’t think the dogs would make this much of a spectacle, but they’ve been everywhere since the opening ceremony.

“They were even trending across Twitter on Wednesday night, so it seems they’ve captured the imagination of the public in a big way.

“It was an honour to be involved in the opening ceremony and a great experience.”

He added: “The dogs were really well catered for. They had a vet and an air-conditioned van when it got too hot.”

 

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