County gathers to mark Commonwealth Day

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People across Angus joined together to mark Commonwealth Day at two flag raising ceremonies held on Monday.

Angus Council joined more than 500 local authorities and community organisations across the United Kingdom to ‘Fly a Flag’ for the Commonwealth.

The council raised the flag at two locations - at Carnoustie Library at 10 a.m. and Monifieith Library at 10.30 a.m.

Angus Provost Councillor Helen Oswald, convener of the Angus Commonwealth Games steering group Councillor Jeanette Gaul and Lord-Lieutenant of Angus Georgiana Osborne led a special ceremony to mark the important day, which celebrates the United Kingdom’s commitment to the Commonwealth, the values it stands for and the opportunities offered to its citizens around the world.

Provost Oswald said: “Every part of the UK has an important role in promoting what it means to be part of the Commonwealth and I’m pleased that Angus has this opportunity to publicly recognise that. Everyone is welcome to come down to these events and be part of this unique celebration.”

Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “With the Commonwealth Games due to begin in just a few months’ time and as Angus is a proud host venue, it is even more fitting that we celebrate Commonwealth Day, the opportunities that being part of the Commonwealth offers and the values that it stands for.”