Active April for Glasgow 2018’s energetic mascot

Bonnie heads to the Scottish Highlands to visit iconic hotspots
Bonnie heads to the Scottish Highlands to visit iconic hotspots

With around 100 days to go until the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, the official mascot, Bonnie the seal, is getting super excited.

She has been travelling far and wide in her seal mobile as she continues to explore Scotland.

With around one million residents, visitors, spectators, athletes and media expected to take part in the sporting and cultural experience of Glasgow 2018, she can’t wait for everyone to join her in Glasgow and Scotland to be part of the moment.  

Bonnie visits Inverness

Bonnie feeds the reindeers at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre in Aviemore
Bonnie helps feed the reindeers at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre in Aviemore

Bonnie the seal gave the Scottish Highlands her seal of approval after an action-packed visit to some of the area’s most iconic spots.

The adventurous seal pup visited St Joseph’s, Bishop Eden and Dalneigh primary schools in Inverness, before making a splash with the Highland Swim Team at Inverness Leisure and flipping out with budding gymnasts from Inverness Gymnastics Club.

Bonnie also explored the historic grounds of Urquhart Castle and in Fort William stopped off at the West Highland Museum and Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.

The mascot grabbed some ‘sealfies’ at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre in Aviemore to round off her Highland adventure.

Bonnie rows with newly announced ambassador Karen Bennett

Bonnie gives rowing a go with newly announced Rowing ambassador Karen Bennett
Bonnie gives rowing a go with newly announced Rowing ambassador Karen Bennett

Bonnie grabbed her oars and headed off to Strathclyde Country Park - Glasgow 2018 host venue for Triathlon and Rowing events - to give Rowing a try. Being a novice didn’t dampen the adventurous seal pup’s spirits as she got stuck into the new sport.  

Bonnie had lots of guidance from newly announced Glasgow 2018 Rowing ambassador Karen Bennett.

Bonnie heads to Edinburgh for the BT Murrayfield Silver Saturday Cup Finals

Bonnie takes to the pitch at Murrayfield with mascot pals Flinty the Moose and Clyde the Highland Cow

There was lots of support from Bonnie this month as she took to Murrayfield Stadium to watch Hillhead Jordanhill take on Watsonians in the women’s rugby Sarah Beany Cup and Edinburgh Rugby against Glasgow Warriors in the 1872 Cup match.

Bonnie appeared at half time of the BT Cup Final Melrose vs Stirling County match for a mascot race against Flinty the Moose (Edinburgh Rugby) and Clyde the Highland Cow (Glasgow Warriors) and stopped by the family fun zone to meet fans throughout the day.

Bonnie at the Kiltwalk

Always happy to show support to others, Bonnie headed along to Glasgow Green to cheer on all the walkers taking part in this year’s Kiltwalk.

She got a chance to take plenty of ‘sealfies’ with the walkers and delighted participants with a special pop-up appearance along the route at Vale of Leven.

Bonnie waves her wee pals off at Glasgow Airport

Bonnie waves off her wee pals at Glasgow Airport
Bonnie waves her wee pals off on their Easter holidays at Glasgow Airport

Bonnie checked into Glasgow Airport over Easter to wave off all her wee pals, making sure all of their holidays got off to a flying start.

Thousands of officials, visitors and athletes from 52 competing nations are set to touch down in Scotland for the new multi-sport event this August. Bonnie is seal-iously excited to meet so many new pals from near and far.

#WheresBonnie

#wheresbonnie
Bonnie would love to see all of the adventures people have been on with their mini Bonnie soft toys

With less than 100 days to go until Glasgow 2018, Bonnie would love to see all of the adventures people have been on with your mini Bonnie soft toy.

Show Bonnie what adventures you have taken her on using #WheresBonnie and upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or send your photos to Bonnie at [email protected].

Bonnie can’t wait to see all of the adventures you have been on.

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