With six weeks to go before the Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Argyll, work is going on in communities across the area to celebrate the event.
On Sunday July 13 the relay will travel more than 170 miles across Argyll and Bute, from Appin, Benderloch, Dunstaffanage Castle, and Oban to Kilmartin, Dunadd, Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead, Furnace, Inveraray, Strachur, and Dunoon.
Councillor Robin Currie said: “Excitement is building about the baton relay and people across Argyll and Bute are working hard to make it a successful, enjoyable event. The council, our partners, and volunteers in communities along the route are going to great efforts to make the Baton’s journey here a fantastic celebration of local baton bearers’ achievements and an opportunity to showcase Argyll and Bute to a worldwide audience. I would encourage everyone to get involved.”
Celebration events and activities are being planned in communities along the route, from a hula hooping challenge, to a mile running race to a sports volunteer awards scheme, street performers and musicians.
The council is looking for volunteers to take part in the event as stewards to provide information and assistance to the public and, working with the police help ensure crowd safety.