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Appeal for Games baton relay stewards from Bute

The Queen's Baton Relay comes to Argyll and Bute on July 13 - and the local council is appealing for members of the public to act as volunteer stewards at the event.

The Queen's Baton Relay comes to Argyll and Bute on July 13 - and the local council is appealing for members of the public to act as volunteer stewards at the event.

An appeal has been launched for members of the public to act as volunteer stewards when the Queen’s Baton Relay visits Argyll and Bute in July ahead of this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

The relay route will not visit Bute itself, but several island residents will carry the baton at some point on its route through Scotland - and now more islanders have the chance to get involved by stewarding at the event.

The relay will visit the Argyll and Bute area on Sunday, July 13, when the baton will be carried for more than 170 miles from Appin to Dunoon via Benderloch, Oban, Dunbeg, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Furnace, Inveraray and Strachur.

Stewards will be required to help provide information and assistance to the public and, working in partnership and under the guidance of police, to help ensure crowd safety.

Volunteers must be over 16, enthusiastic, enjoy working as part of a team, and have a “can-do” attitude. Prior experience of stewarding is not required. Training and briefing sessions will be provided.

To apply please visit www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/qbr-stewarding - and if you would like any further information please contact Samantha Quarton on 01546 604464 or qbr@argyll-bute.gov.uk.

 

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