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Queen’s Baton Relay Heads to Argyll

June 28, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Sunday 13th July is a date not to be missed as the Queen’s Baton passes through Argyll on its way to the home of 2014’s Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.

It will travel more than 170 miles from Appin at 7:10am, via Benderloch at 7:38am, Dunbeg at 9am, to Oban and McCaig’s Tower at 9:08am then onto Kilmartin at around 11:10am, Dunadd Fort at 11:25am, Lochgilphead at 11:45am, Furnace at 2pm, Inveraray at 2:20pm, Strachur at 4:05pm, Sandbank at 4:55pm, finally arriving at Dunoon and thus ending the Argyll leg of the journey at around 5:10pm.

At each town or village there will be events and activities to celebrate the day’s accomplishment, such as live music, dancers, sports, street performers and more.

All the celebration is in aid of The Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow 23rd July – 3rd August. The 17 sports; aquatics, athletics , badminton, boxing,  cycling, gymnastics, hockey, judo, lawn bowls, netball, rugby sevens, shooting, squash, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling, take place in 14 venues across Glasgow City and the wider area, such as Strathclyde Country Park and stretching across to Edinburgh.