Volunteers sought to help safe passage of Queen’s Baton

An appeal has been issued by Moray Council’s sports development department for volunteers to help ease the path of the Commonwealth baton when it passes through Moray next month.

The baton will be in Moray from the afternoon of July 2 until it moves on two days later, passing close to most communities in the region.

Now the call has gone out for up to 100 volunteers to come forward to assist as marshals as thousands are expected to turn out to see the baton being carried on its way to the games in Glasgow on July 23.

Moray Council sports development officer Kim Paterson said: “Although the marshals’ duties will not be onerous, they will nonetheless be important in ensuring that spectators keep a safe distance from the baton convoy.

“The baton will keep a tight schedule and will move through fairly quickly so the marshals will only require to be in position for a fairly short time and they will be supplied with hi-visibility tabards so the can be easily identifiable.

“We would like to hear from local clubs and organisations whose members may like to become involved in ensuring the smooth passage of the Queen’s baton through their communities.”

Anyone who wishes to become involved is asked to contact Kim on 01343 563657 or by email to kim.paterson@moray.gov.uk.

(For details of the route the baton will take through Moray see http://www.insidemoray.co.uk/queens-baton-through-moray-dates-venues-and-times/)

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