By Duncan Mackay

Clyde key ringDecember 1 - Glasgow 2014 has today opened an online shop offering an exclusive range of Commonwealth Games merchandise. 

Introductory items in the official mascot range have been unveiled with children's clothing items featuring Games mascot Clyde ready to be snapped up for Christmas delivery along with unique key rings and pin badges.

Other goods on offer include adult and child hoodies, tee-shirts and baseball caps.

The fullr range of Glasgow 2014 merchandise will be unveiled in 2013 and will include soft toys of Clyde and other gifts and accessories.

"This first range of Games merchandise is a select flavour of what is to come," said Ty Speer, the deputy chief executive of Glasgow 2014. 

"Initial availability is through the newly-launched online shop but Games goods will eventually be rolled out to well-known retail outlets as well as venues and live sites as Games time approaches.

"We are continuing to work alongside our Games partners to make our merchandise available at key sites throughout Glasgow and across Scotland.

"I am sure this exciting first range of Glasgow 2014 merchandise will prove popular and I'm looking forward to being able to reveal the full array of Games merchandise next year."

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