Crowds turn out to cheer on Commonwealth baton

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Thousands of supporters turned up to line the streets of Forfar and Kirriemuir today to cheer on the Queen’s baton as it made its way through Angus.

The drive leading to Glamis Castle also attracted hundreds of spectators keen to cheer on the baton bearers.

The baton arrived shortly after 1 p.m. in the Arbroath Road. Among the first to welcome it were local fire fighters from the station in Strang Street.

It then snaked its way along North Street, Market Street and down into the town before heading out towards Glamis and then on to Kirriemuir.

The Square in the Little Red Town was packed full, as was the road leading up to Kirrie Hill where the baton made its final visit before heading to Brechin.

The baton bearers spoke of their pride in being nominated and selected to carry the baton which they said was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.

Full coverage on the visit will be in this week’s Forfar Dispatch and Kirriemuir Herald.




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