A key venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games has been given the seal of approval by hundreds of primary school children.
Around 400 pupils from across Glasgow joined politicians and 2014 Games organisers to open the Emirates Arena and try out athletics, badminton, basketball and track cycling.
The £113 million complex in the east end of Glasgow includes the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the National Indoor Sports Arena and was funded by the city council and national agency sportscotland.
It was named the Emirates Arena in a deal struck with the Middle Eastern airline last week, although the sponsorship will be removed for the duration of the Games.
The pupils cheered as they were welcomed into the arena by council leader Gordon Matheson who said the venue belongs to "the children of the city". He unveiled a plaque to mark the opening and joined the children for a trial of some of the sports.
"The arena is simply spectacular and it's great to be surrounded by Glasgow school kids enjoying world-class facilities in their home town," Mr Matheson said.
"It's principally for use for the people of the city and there will be elite athletes using it over the next few months and throughout the Commonwealth Games, but it's for everyone to make use of. This area was wasteland a few years ago and we now have a world-class venue. So I want young people to come here to try it out, watch elite athletes and be inspired by what happens in here."
Children from Dalmarnock Primary were the first group to try out the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and were suitably impressed.
Pupil Sean Clark said: "It's brilliant. I've only cycled outside before on the pavement but it's much better inside because the ground is smooth and you can go much faster."
The first lap of the velodrome was cycled by the man it is named after earlier this week. Sir Chris, Britain's most successful Olympian, described it as "fantastic" and said he hopes it will produce the next generation of cycling champions.