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People living in the Scottish Borders are being asked to cheer on England in next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
It is part of a campaign to ensure a warm welcome to the visiting nations. Tickets for the games are now on sale.
Kathryn Samson reports:
People in the Scottish Borders are being asked to support England during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The 'Support a 2nd Team' has been developed as part of a wider Games Legacy, aimed at encouraging local authorities in Scotland to cheer on other Commonwealth countries.
The initiative will involve a number of events, led by sportscotland, which will provide an opportunity to create partnerships with nations and territories participating in the Games.
Scottish Borders has been linked with England (Europe) and Tonga (Oceania), and Dumfries and Galloway has been asked to support Grenada (Caribbean) and Northern Ireland (Europe).
The official Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 website is "experiencing high demand" after approximately one million tickets went on sale today.
Waiting times are currently exceeding an hour for the tickets. Games chiefs have pledged that two-thirds of tickets will be priced at £25 or less.
A new television advert signalling the start of ticket sales for the 2014 Commonwealth Games features Dumfries DJ Calvin Harris.
Calvin Harris provides the music for the 40-second advert, which will be shown in cinemas nationwide.
The singer, songwriter and producer was awarded his official Guinness World Record for the most top ten singles in one album, yesterday.
Up to one million tickets for the Glasgow 2014 have now gone on sale, with prices starting at £15 for adults and half price concessions for under 16's and the over 60's.
For more information on Glasgow 2014 ticketing click here.