Commonwealth Games in Angus

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Locals people have a chance to be involved in the smooth running of Her Majesty The Queen’s Baton Relay through the county.

The relay will pass through Brechin on Saturday, June 28, and the Commonwealth Games’ shooting event will be held at Barry Buddon, between July 25 and 29.

Angus Council, in conjunction with Voluntary Action Angus (VAA), is inviting residents to be part of the Commonwealth Games experience by volunteering to help out at both the Queen’s Baton Relay and games by promoting Angus, welcoming visitors and making sure that the events are an enjoyable and safe experience.

Councillor Jeanette Gaul, Angus Games Steering Group convener, said that there is a number of ways people can get involved.

She commented: “It is a wonderful honour for Angus to host the Queen’s Baton Relay and be a host venue for the Commonwealth Games.

“The success of these events relies heavily on an enthusiastic volunteer workforce. I’d like to urge members of the public to donate a few hours of their time throughout the day or evening to help with a variety of roles available.”

VAA is running an information and awareness session in Forfar on April 8 and Arbroath on April 9.

Anyone interested in volunteering and find out more about the roles, or interested in attending the awareness sessions, should contact Morag McKenzie at Voluntary Action Angus at or 01241 875525.