By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow

A special pin for Glasgow 2014 has been produced by the Cayman Islands ©CIOCA special commemorative pin for Glasgow 2014 has been released by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC).

The pin, which is in the shape of a turtle with a rendering of a Scottish kilt at its centre, has been designed by Jaime Doak, a local artist who also produced a pin for London 2012. 

"It's official - we have our Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games pins in the office available for sale," said a statement from the CIOC.

"A huge thank you to Caymanian artist Jaime Doak for designing the turtle with Scottish flare.

"We're always happy to support our local artists.

"We have very limited numbers and with all Games pins, they are available for sale at $5.00 locally or US$10 (£6/€7.50) plus the cost of shipping if you are overseas.

"All funds raised go back into the development of sport and athlete preparation in the Cayman Islands."

The pins produced by the CIOC for the Winter Olympics at Sochi earlier this year proved so popular they had to reorder them. 

The Cayman Islands have sent a total of 26 athletes to the Commonwealth Games, due to start here on Wednesday (July 23).

It is the largest team the Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea, has sent to the Games since they made their debut at Edmonton in 1978.

They will compete in seven sports: athletics, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, shooting, squash and swimming. 

The country claimed its first gold medal at New Delhi four years ago when Cydonie Mothersill won the 200 metres. 

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