Scotty dogs at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony – in pictures

The stars of tonight's show in Glasgow were canine - closely followed by the athletes...

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Wednesday night’s Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Glasgow had Mylo, the Red Arrows, John Barrowman, Nessie, Her Majesty The Queen, Rod Stewart, Subo and each nation of the Commonwealth led out by what else? – Scotty dogs!

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The crowd went wild…


Classic Scotty dogging from the Cayman Islands and Kiribati – upright, alert and focused on the job at hand


These little dudes are just excited to be here


While this guy is a tiny bit shy


One of the amazing things about Scotty dogs is how often none of their feet are touching the floor


In fact, this guy is basically a canine hovercraft


It’s a long way round that running track, though, especially when you have such short legs


Just for variety there were some rather excellent white Scotties thrown into the mix


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And to finish off here are a couple more, just because