Baton relay will be a ‘golden chance’ to seize spotlight

The start of the Queen's Baton relay
The start of the Queen's Baton relay

The arrival of the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton will offer a “golden opportunity” to promote East Dunbartonshire on the world stage.

That was the message from council leader Rhondda Geekie after it was revealed that the baton would visit local towns and villages on its way to the Glasgow games.

It will arrive in East Dunbartonshire on 19 July, travelling through Bearsden, Milngavie, Bardowie, Torrance, Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Twechar, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and Bishopbriggs.

It will be one of the last legs of a journey which is currently underway - visiting around 70 nations and territories around the globe.

Councillor Geekie said: “The arrival of the Queen’s Baton will give us a golden opportunity to promote and celebrate East Dunbartonshire on the world stage.

“Not only will we be able to highlight the amazing array of batonbearers - many of whom have remarkable stories - we will also be able to shine a spotlight on East Dunbartonshire’s attractions, facilities and welcoming communities.

“This is the ideal time to show the world what we’re made of - with a chance to attract new visitors, businesses and residents to the area.

“It will be a thrill to see the baton escorted against the stunning backdrop of the Campsie Hills, Forth and Clyde Canal and our many diverse communities.”