Bonnie brings in the festive season with bumper month of appearances

Bonnie the seal at Style Mile Carnival
Bonnie and her stars join the Style Mile Christmas Carnival

Although Christmas is fast approaching, Bonnie hasn’t been putting her feet up just yet – instead she’s been pounding the pavements of Scotland throughout November taking part in some special celebrations and national events.

Here are some of Bonnie’s favourite activities from this month:

Getting into the Christmas spirit

The playful seal pup from Argyll was wowed by sparkling festive parades in Glasgow and Paisley this month. Bonnie joined the Paisley Festive Parade and Glasgow’s Style Mile Christmas Carnival to celebrate the start of the season, dishing out lots of high fives along the way.

Bonnie was also clapping her flippers with excitement when she met George and Cassi from Clyde One for a spectacular Christmas Lights Switch On in George Square, heralding the beginning of Christmas.

Feeling ‘seal-iously’ sporty

Bonnie the seal and Hamish the Hockey Hippo
Bonnie has fun with Scottish Hockey mascot Hamish and hockey players from St Aloysius' College

Always excited to meet new sports fans from across Scotland, Bonnie was busy meeting dedicated gymnasts and rowers this month, as well as a host of sports personalities at the Scottish Women in Sport Awards.

Bonnie joined 1,000 gymnasts at Gymfest Perth in Bell’s Sport Centre as they performed an array of display gymnastics before stopping by the Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships in Motherwell.

The mascot also had the chance give hockey a go at the National Hockey Centre, with a little help from Scottish Hockey mascot, Hamish the Hockey hippo, and talented young players from St. Aloysius' College and Glasgow School of Sport.

Meeting Pudsey bear

Bonnie and Pudsey
Bonnie welcomes Pudsey to Glasgow

Bonnie jumped at the chance to meet one of the most popular mascots of all – the Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear. The pair became best friends when they met at BBC Scotland for some sealfies and Bonnie helped with fundraising efforts by having a go on the BBC Scotland team rickshaw challenge bike.

Trying tennis at Andy Murray Live

Bonnie at Andy Murray Live
Bonnie has an 'ace' time at Andy Murray Live

As 11,000 tennis fans descended on the SSE Hydro to watch Andy Murray take on the Roger Federer in a charity match, Bonnie was on hand to welcome spectators to the event and entertain the thriving crowds. The event raised more than £700,000 for charity and included appearances from Jamie Murray and Tim Henman.

Taking a trip to Falkirk

Two of Scotland’s most iconic sights were on Bonnie’s agenda this month. Taking a trip to Falkirk, Bonnie surprised tourists and visitors at the Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies when she stopped by to see the attractions for herself.

You can find out where to meet Bonnie, or how to invite her to your event or club, HERE.

To keep up to date with her adventures and share your #sealfie, like her on Facebook at Glasgow 2018 Mascot, follow her on Instagram at Glasgow 2018 Mascot and follow her on Twitter @Gla2018Mascot.

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