Braemar Segment
Here we see the Braemar Gathering segment which was the honour guard for the arrival of Her Majesty The Queen at Celtic Park Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 the 20th Commonwealth Games.

I photographed all the rehearsals - and Graham Carlow shot the actual ceremony (coz I was a little busy being a producer on the day!)

This segment was dear to me as we had birthed it over a year prior and were eventually able to combine sack race kids and highland dancers courtesy of Christine and Donald McPhee and the the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing, the Pipes and Drums of the Scottish Regiments (who took over from Susan Boyle singing Mull of Kintyre), the management, judges, runners and many of the participants of the Braemar Highland Gathering (including of course the caber tossing heavies) and even the tug of war teams from the Invercauld and Balmoral estates.

We featured Robbie Shepherd, Robert Lovie, who sang the National Anthem and Scottish Ballet dancers (Sophie Martin and Christopher Harrison) who danced to a haunting rendition of 500 Miles by Sleeping at Last.
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