ARGYLL and Bute Council’s Provost, Councillor Len Scoullar, has paid tribute to everyone involved in the Queen’s Baton Relay, which visited the area on Sunday 13th July.
The Queen’s Baton Relay, heralding the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which start on 23rd July, travelled 174 miles across Argyll and Bute, starting from Appin and travelling through numerous communities along the way before taking centre stage at a special celebratory grand finale in Dunoon stadium.
Provost Scoullar thanked the Queen’s Baton Relay and Commonwealth Games teams who had worked tirelessly alongside staff from Argyll and Bute Council to make sure that Argyll and Bute’s relay day was a huge success.
Speaking at Dunoon stadium, he said: “What an exciting day this has been! The Queen’s Baton Relay is all about celebrating community and honouring the baton bearers chosen to carry the baton. The Baton Relay’s 174 mile journey from Appin to Dunoon has highlighted what a beautiful part of the world Argyll and Bute is.
“It has also recognised the welcoming communities and inspiring individuals that make this such a great place to live. Congratulations to everyone who has played a part in making today such an enjoyable and unique event. Argyll and Bute is now part of the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay Story.”