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Arran hosts the Queen’s Baton Relay

The Provost joined Active Schools, KA Leisure and staff from Connected Communities earlier this month for a day to remember in Arran.

Providing a warm welcome, they joined some of Arran’s most inspiring community sports clubs and volunteers to show their support for Team Scotland with the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay – a rare opportunity to celebrate the fast-approaching Commonwealth Games and see the iconic baton up close!

The much-anticipated visit took place on Sunday 19 June at The Ormidale Sports Pitches in Brodick where locals and visitors joined together to welcome the Queen’s Baton during a visit to the island.

Organised by North Ayrshire Council in partnership with KA Leisure, Commonwealth Games Scotland and Team Scotland, the visit highlighted the important role of sport and physical activity on the island with an afternoon of fun activities where everyone was encouraged to get behind Team Scotland.

North Ayrshire Councillor and Provost Anthea Dickson attended alongside a host of local community groups, sporting clubs, residents and visitors.

The Provost commented: “Thank you to Commonwealth Games Scotland and Team Scotland for offering Arran residents and visitors the chance to be part of this rare and exciting Relay tradition.

“It was an amazing opportunity to see the exceptional craftsmanship and striking beauty of the baton up close and seeing everyone joining together for an exciting afternoon of activities was simply fantastic.

“As newly elected Provost, I was very excited to head over to Arran at the weekend to be part of this wonderful community focussed celebration. The feedback from the community was great and seeing so many taking part in the fun afternoon of sports, games and activities was heart-warming.

“Thank you to our Active Schools, Connected Communities and KA Leisure colleagues who helped to make the day a great success and a special thank you to the local clubs who came along and gave up their time to create the special event. What an amazing example of Arran’s welcoming community spirit.”

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