For tday’s video look back at some of 2014’s most memorable moments, we focus on the day eleven Bute residents carried the Queen’s Baton on its journey towards the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The sun shone and the crowds cheered as the baton reached Dunoon late in the afternoon of Sunday, July 13, making for a wonderful setting as Murray Doyle, Alison Cowan, Sarah O’Donnell, Sam Lawrie, Thomas Connor, Kevin Smith, Michael Mitchell, Robyn Horsburgh, Kirsty Barrett, Jenna Speirs and Grace Smith joined other community volunteers from throughout the area in helping carry the Queen’s message to the Commonwealth that little bit closer to the Games.
A 12th baton-bearer with strong Bute links was former Rothesay resident John Gilmour, who joined the relay two days later as it passed through Skelmorlie, a short distance from the Gilmour family’s new home in Largs.
And Bute’s Commonwealth Games story didn’t end there: more than a dozen people who either live or work on the island were involved either in the opening or closing ceremony, or as volunteers during the event itself.
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