New exercise tracks along disused railway lines, inter-town competitions, and a beacon trail to celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay are just some of the inspiring ideas for Commonwealth Games celebrations and legacy projects in Angus.
These ideas, and many more, have been suggested by communities across Angus, as the county gears up to welcome the Games shooting event to Barry Buddon next summer, attracting hundreds of participants and thousands of visitors.
Councillor Jeanette Gaul, chairwoman for the XX Commonwealth Games Angus Steering Group, said: “It was clear during the workshops we held recently to highlight the funding support that’s available for local projects, that there’s lots of enthusiasm in Angus for the 2014 Games.
“People are really pleased and proud that the county is going to be part of this fantastic event in Scotland.
“A number of national funds have been set up to support local games related activities, fund projects that create or improve local facilities where we can be more active and get us involved in physical activities from sport to gardening.
“The Games will provide another fantastic summer of top class sport but they also offer us a great opportunity to get together and get active.”
Details of the various Commonwealth Games funds and the great ideas for local celebratory events are available at www.angus.gov.uk/games2014 or contact the Angus games team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.