Excitement builds ahead of the Queen’s baton relay event

The relay will pass through Northmuir and the centre of Kirriemuir.

The relay will pass through Northmuir and the centre of Kirriemuir.

Further details about the Queen’s Baton Relay have been released by Angus Council ahead of the event’s arrival in the county next week.

The relay will visit nine communities in the area on Saturday, June 28 as part of its 40-day journey through Scotland on its way to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The relay will start its Angus journey just after 8 a.m. in Monifieth, when the Provost of Angus Helen Oswald and Monifieth elected members will welcome the baton to the county at the North Balmossie Street boundary with Dundee.

Its route in Angus will be from Monifieth to Carnoustie, East Haven and on to Arbroath, continuing to Forfar, Glamis, Kirriemuir, Northmuir, Brechin and finishing at Montrose, with a fantastic community end-of-day celebration.

Carrying the baton will be more than 90 local batonbearers nominated by their communities, each of whom will carry it for around 200 metres.

The local baton bearers will be:-

Forfar: Alexander (Alex) Mill, Adele Douglas, Andrea Strachan, Geoffrey (Geoff) Bray, Kim Dalgarno, Pierre Bernard, Courtney Bernard, Megan Burns, Simon Needham, Allan Allardice, Donna Michelle (Donna) Pass, Elizabeth Nicoll.

Glamis: Jennifer Sandeman, John Dempsey, Frances Walker, Geoffrey (Geoff) Stranock, Caroline Campbell, Stewart Watson, Christopher Balneaves, Stuart Dishington, Erin McGlynn, Rhona Alston, Jennie Shanks, Abbi Aitken.

Kirriemuir: Robin Baillie, Shannon Sinclair, Marjorie Smith, James (Jim) Houghton, Martin Cassidy, Craig Robinson, Rebecca Ross, Philip (Phil) Aiken, Liz Martin, Liam Davies, Stephen Dick, Louise Helyer.

Councillor Jeanette Gaul, chair of the Angus Games Steering Group, said: “Huge congratulations to all of our batonbearers - it’s going to be a fantastic day of celebration in Angus as the baton travels around the county on Saturday, June 28.

“I’m sure that thousands of people will line the route to support our local community heroes and catch a glimpse of this iconic baton.”

The street level route is also available to view online at www.angus.gov.uk/games2014.

Supporters can also download things to show support like QBR headbands, megaphones, banners and more from the online Supporter’s Kit which is available at www.glasgow2014.com/joinin.




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