Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the uniforms designed for Scottish athletes at the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony to be scrapped.

The clothing, by Jilli Blackwood, has split opinion and amid a growing backlash the Scottish Government is being called upon to intervene. One petition, signed by over 4,300 people, is titled Prevent the Use of the Jilli Blackwood Scotland Uniforms.

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It states: "The uniforms being used are truly ­horrendous. Please step in and prevent them being used while there's still time for an emergency Plan B - before our poor, brave-faced athletes are subjected to parading around in them.

"These uniforms are an embarrassment to our athletes and to Scotland."

Blackwood has said she did not expected everyone to like the outfits, while Team Scotland chef de mission Jon Doig said that the response from the athletes had been great.