Commonwealth Games ends in spectacular style – with Lulu in tartan trousers and Kylie in thigh-high boots

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  • Lulu and Deacon Blue help close ceremony as Games are handed over to 2018 hosts Gold Coast in Australia
  • Athletes who took part in Games emerge from almost 700 tents dotted throughout Hampden Park stadium
  • Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin praises athletes who ‘gave it their all’ and says: ‘Thank you’
The curtain came down last night on 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering closing ceremony at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.Fireworks kicked off proceedings before Glasgow-born singer Lulu sent sang her hit Shout and Australian Kylie Minogue performed a seven-song set.

Organisers had just 18 hours to transform the arena from the setting for Glasgow 2014’s track and field events into the city’s ‘Commonwealth festival’.

In keeping with the festival theme, the athletes who took part in the Games emerged from almost 700 tents dotted throughout the stadium.

The competition, featuring 17 different sports, saw more than 140 Commonwealth and several world records broken.

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