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Barrowman puts on Scottish accent at Commonwealth ceremony

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Barrowman puts on Scottish accent at Commonwealth ceremony Barrowman puts on Scottish accent at Commonwealth ceremony Barrowman puts on Scottish accent at Commonwealth ceremony A giant haggis, cabers, golf clubs, 41 Scottish terriers, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly, the Queen, lashings of self-deprecation and even a gay kiss - Glasgow's Commonwealth Games begin in style Products, like Irn Bru, and locales synonymous with Scotland features in tonight's ceremony at Celtic Park Singers John Barrowman, Amy MacDonald and Rod Stewart all lent their talent to tonight's lavish proceedings Queen, as head of Commonwealth, attended ceremony with the Duke of Edinburgh to formally open games Ceremony was big test of Glasgow’s ambition to host the greatest Commonwealth Games of all time After the fractious introspection and months of angry debate about what it means to be Scottish, the people of Scotland enjoyed a well-deserved break from it all last night – as they welcomed the world. And by the end of an exuberant, good-humoured, periodically chaotic evening – starring everyone (and everything) from a giant haggis, cabers, golf clubs, a gay wedding, 41 Scottish terriers, Rod Stewart, rousing cheers for the Queen and lashings of self-deprecation – Scotland seemed to have answered her own question. All of the above, we can safely say, encompass what it means to be Scottish. Quite what last night’s opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow means for that referendum campaign, on the other hand, is anyone’s guess.