Scotland, more specifically - Melrose, is the birthplace of sevens rugby and is delighted to be hosting the World Series.
With the tournament travelling from the heat of Australia, to the Orients of Japan, sunny Scotland is the second last venue on the tour.
The arrays of colour and chanting from different parts of the world shine through within the crowds.
The ever changing variety and atmosphere at this tournament is so hard to come by. With the friendly Kenyan natives singing traditionally, the Welsh's bright red support and the loud and proud Scottish fans all add to the atmospheric pot which is the sevens.
Scottish Rugby President Ian McLauchlan said: “Glasgow is renowned for its ability to put on a good party and I have absolutely no doubt that the city will rise to the occasion.”
Just from sitting in the stand and looking about – fancy dress is extremely popular and extremely entertaining. Fred Flintstone, Where's Wally's, Smurfs, Scooby Doo and even a Dalek from Doctor Who, are all basking in the sunshine and enjoying the occasion.
It is a proud thought to think Scotland is the home of sevens. The history stretches all the way back to the nestling little Borders town of Melrose.
In 1883 the Melrose Rugby Club were slightly strapped for cash, so as a result local butcher and player, Ned Haig, suggested a rugby tournament as part of a fund raising sports day. Time was a factor and 15-a-side games were too long for the afternoon, so teams were reduced to seven and the time slashed to 15 minutes a game.
The Greenyards was packed with 1600 fans as they watched Melrose take on local rivals Gala in the final. The game ended up going to extra time and a Melrose try after 10 minutes saw the home side lift the cup and sevens was born!
Sevens is becoming evermore popular throughout the world and it's safe to say it's certainly expanding its global horizons.
The first ever international rugby sevens tournament was held at Murrayfield in 1973 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Scottish Rugby Union. There is also a Rugby World Cup of Sevens and the most recent event was held in Dubai in 2009. Winners of the tournament are presented with the perpetual Melrose Cup.
Looking ahead a couple of years, fans will be able to enjoy the excitement of 7's in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Current internationalists Mike Blair, Sean Lamont, Ross Ford, Max Evans and Lee Jones started with sevens rugby, with Blair, Ford and Lamont taking part in the 2002 Commonwealth games in Manchester.
With many different cultures and backgrounds mixing from across the globe and the always sunny Scotland keeps the rain out – the potential for the Glasgow 7's to be one heck of an experience is inevitable.
A proud moment to bring the sevens home to Scotland and a memorable experience for everyone involved.