Black Isle designer Siobhan Mackenzie ‘honoured’ to be selected to create outfits for Team Scotland’s Commonwealth Games as athletes dazzle at showpiece event

Siobhan Mackenzie.

A ROSS-SHIRE designer who has already made a strong impression on the world stage saw one of her latest designs take center stage at the Commonwealth Games.

Siobhan Mackenzie, from Fortrose, has been chosen to design Team Scotland’s outfits for the event’s opening ceremony in Birmingham.

The talented designer saw her specially created tartan take pride of place in the brand new Alexander Stadium.

She later posted: “Thank you for the honour, Team Scotland.

“Good luck to our incredible athletes at the Commonwealth Games!”

Ms Mackenzie launched her eponymous label in 2014, a year that included a stint as a modification technician at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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She was named Scotland’s Best New Designer 2016 and, having co-designed outfits worn by athletes at the Gold Coast in 2018, will now lead the design of this year’s ensemble.

The tartan was inspired by colors synonymous with both Team Scotland and Birmingham 2022, and was produced by Lochcarron Mill in Selkirk.

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