You can’t title it ‘Forever Plaid’. But for the next 11 days …
When 63-year-old flag bearer Susan Nattrass of Edmonton led Canada’s largest team to perform at an off-shore Games in history — 265 athletes including 134 of them in their first Commonwealth Games — into Celtic Park, the clad in plaid Canadians had a night to remember.
“It was mind-boggling. It was great. It was a fabulous experience. It was so much fun,” said Nattrass, who wore a tartan kilt matching the pants the rest of the team paraded in, to get the ultimate reaction.
“That was the whole purpose. I think we wanted to create an impression and get their support. We certainly did that. I’ve never experienced anything so exciting. It was so wonderful,” said the seven-time world trapshooting champion and eight-time Commonwealth Games medalist on the bus for a two-hour trip to Dundee near the shooting venue.