Alex Salmond has hailed Team Scotland's "medal avalanche" at the Commonwealth Games, claiming it is inspiring the whole nation.
Scottish athletes have already won 34 medals at the halfway point of the 11-day competition - turning Glasgow 2014 into a recording-breaking year for the hosts.
Describing the medal haul as "phenomenal", Salmond said: "This fantastic achievement is testament to the hard work of the Team Scotland athletes, coaches and support staff, and their preparation and dedication is inspiring the whole nation.
"With half of the Games still to go it is very likely that Scotland's medal avalanche will continue," he added.
Pop princess Kylie stole the show as she closed what has been dubbed the 'best ever' Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Jamaican sprinter said the only negative at the Commonwealth Games was the weather, as he hailed the "brilliant" event in Glasgow.
Pop princess Kylie will be top of the bill tonight as the Commonwealth Games comes to a close.