Queen's Baton Relay on its way to Argyll and Bute

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24 Jun 2014 - 13:31

A one mile run, live music, dancers, come-and-try sports and street performers – these are just some of the activities planned to welcome Scotland’s biggest ever relay to Argyll and Bute.

On Sunday 13 July the Queen’s Baton Relay will travel over 170 miles from Appin to Dunoon.

This is the route and guide times batonbearers are scheduled to carry the baton containing the message from Her Majesty the Queen that will be read at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games:

07.10 Appin, 07.55 Benderloch, 08.35 Dunbeg, 09.05 Oban, 11.10 Kilmartin, 11.25 Dunadd (Fort), 11.45 Lochgilphead, 14.00 Furnace, 14.20 Inveraray, 16.05 Strachur, 16.55 Sandbank and 17.10 Dunoon 

The relay offers people the chance to cheer on local batonbearers and enjoy great days out. Events and activities are planned along the route.

From music and dancing in Appin, to choirs, bands and sports sessions in Oban and Lochgilphead, and from pipers in Lochnell , mini highland games in Inveraray,  to a gala day in Strachur, and carnival rides and a mile run in Dunoon, there will be a lot happening across Argyll.

To help the Baton Relay along its 174 miles journey, and to help spectators to enjoy the event safely, short term travel and parking arrangements will be in place in Dunoon, Inveraray, Oban and Strachur on Sunday 13 July.

There will be a celebration event in Dunoon, where the Baton Relay ends it Argyll and Bute journey.

A one mile run at Dunoon stadium will form part of the celebration. Categories are adult 17+, youth 13-17 years and child 9-12 years. There will be a medal for each runner and a trophy for the best male and female in each category. Runners are asked to book in advance. Entries cannot be accepted on the day.

For more information on the route and events planned, please see www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/qbr

For information on the one mile run, please email qbr@arbyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01369 702800

Celebration events are supported by Event Scotland as part of the Games for Scotland programme of events.