Sir Chris Hoy will kick-start Glasgow's countdown to the Commonwealth Games, the largest multi-sport event ever hosted in Scotland.
The opening ceremony takes place at Celtic Park on July 23 next year, when athletes from across the Commonwealth will officially begin their 11-day quest for medals.
More top news
A mother feared to have been planning to travel to Syria with her four children has been charged with child abduction.
Dimitri Diatchenko was sentenced to 60 days community service after eating the animal and sending his ex graphic photos of what he did.
The starving toddler has been taken into care following the incident in Chile - but it is thought the dog may well have saved his life.