Published: 31/03/2014 00:05 - Updated: 28/03/2014 11:56

Moray batonbearers announced

comonwealth games logoPEOPLE from Moray will hear today if they have been successful in their bid to carry the Queen’s baton in the relay ahead of the Commonwealth Games

Up to 4,000 bearers from all 32 local authorities will join the relay in more than 400 communities over 40 days in the run up to the opening ceremony in July.

Thousands of people will be notified by email on whether their nominations have been successful.

All 545 secondary schools in Scotland were invited to select a pupil to participate.

Community batonbearers have been chosen by independent panels, who have considered people’s achievements against the odds, their mentoring of young people, contributions to community and youth sport, and those who make a difference through volunteering and community support.

The relay will reflect the important role of sport by visiting schools, sporting facilities and leisure centres, encouraging communities to get behind Team Scotland, get involved with the games and encourage more people to participate in sport.

On July 23 the message placed in the baton will be read at the opening ceremony.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will travel over 190,000 kilometres through 69 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, before arriving in Scotland on June 14.

Nominees who have not been successful will have the opportunity to be a part of the relay by attending sports and cultural events taking place along the route.

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