Olympic fever might be the cause of a new surge of British patriotism north of the border, as a new poll showed support for Scottish independence is falling.
YouGov's poll, which found 30% of Scots are in favour of secession, down three points from the beginning of the year, will be a blow to First Minister Alex Salmond.
An official Yes campaign launched two months ago but is yet to have made tangible inroads.
The poll, commissioned by the Scottish Fabians, showed 54% of people were opposed to independence, up one point.
Scottish pro-Union campaigners, including shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander, said the Olympic opening ceremony reminded Scots of a sense of Britishness that they cherished.
Many of Scotland's finest are competing - and succeeding - as part of Team GB, beyond tennis star Andy Murray. Many of Team GB's swimming stars, Hannah Miley, Robbie Renwick and Michael Jamieson, are Scottish, as is Beijing three-time gold medal winning cyclist Chris Hoy.
The nation has 54 sportsmen and women in the national team.
Prime Minister David Cameron said during a visit to Glasgow on Tuesday that a referendum, with a straight "in-or-out" question, must be in place by the end of Spetember, and said he would not countenance the possibility of a "second question" to ask Scots if they were in favour of further devolution.
Cameron was in Glasgow to back the city's bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympics.
The government has said it will give the Scottish Parliament powers to hold a legally binding referendum in 2014.
During a visit to Glasgow on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said: “Scottish people deserve to have their fair, legal and decisive referendum.
"We have made an offer to let that happen and the Scottish Secretary and First Minister should be hammering out the detail. All the Scottish political parties and the two campaigns want a single question.”
The Yes campaign has several high-profile supporters, including actors Sir Sean Connery, Alan Cumming and Brian Cox.
But a spokesman for the SNP told the Scotsman: “We are confident the majority of people in Scotland prefer home rule with independence to Tory rule from Westminster, and we are confident of achieving a Yes vote in autumn 2014.”