Young Borderers to join cast for Games opening ceremony

Kirsty Lennon
Kirsty Lennon

Two teenagers are preparing to join in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, performing before a potential worldwide TV audience of a billion people.

Kirsty Lennon, 16, from Tweedbank and 17-year-old Fraser Wardhaugh from Melrose were nominated by the council and successfully auditioned for the cast.

The pair are both members of Scottish Borders Youth Voice and were asked to audition in recognition of their commitment to their community, enthusiasm for sport and their positive attitude.

Kirsty said: “I was surprised to be successful in my audition for the role but I am honoured to represent the Scottish Borders at Glasgow 2014.

“I am very excited to take part and intrigued to find out the details of what my role will be.”

Kirsty and Fraser will attend a workshop on June 21 in Glasgow where they will find out more about their role in the opening ceremony, which will be held at Celtic Park on July 23.

The opening ceremony will have a live audience of 40,000 and will be broadcast across the Commonwealth.