More details have been released of the events which will be held to mark the visit of the Queen’s Baton Relay to Argyll and Bute ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games.
A one mile run, live music, dancers, come-and-try sports and street performers are just some of the supporting events being organised for the relay’s journey from Appin to Dunoon on Sunday, July 13.
We understand that all the baton-bearers from Bute, including Highland dancers, rugby players and cyclists, will take part in the relay in the Sandbank and Dunoon area, towards the end of its journey for the day.
The route and approximate times of the baton’s journey through Argyll and Bute on July 13 are as follows:
Appin 7.10am; Benderloch 7.55am; Dunbeg 8.35am; Oban 9.05am; Kilmartin 11.10am; Dunadd (Fort) 11.25am; Lochgilphead 11.45am; Furnace 2pm; Inveraray 2.20pm; Strachur 4.05pm; Sandbank 4.55pm; Dunoon 5.10pm.
For those intending to travel from Bute to support the local baton-bearers, parking will be available in Dunoon at Kirn Primary School and Dunoon Grammar School.
A complimentary bus will run from 3.30pm until 7.30pm along a route from the Queens Hall via Argyll Street, Stadium, Bencorrum Brae, Ardenslate Road, Kirn Brae and Alexandra Parade and back to the Queens Hall. The bus can be boarded at any of the normal usual bus stops on this route.
A one mile run at Dunoon Stadium will form part of the celebration event when the baton reaches the end of its Argyll and Bute journey: 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 as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01369 702800
Celebration events are supported by Event Scotland as part of the Games for Scotland programme of events.