SOME SAY THE BIGGEST , CERTAINLY THE MOST UNIQUE EVENT OF THE YEAR —WILL YOU BE THERE ? IT’S THIS SUNDAY IT’S HERE IN DUNOON AND IT’S FREE
Written by Archie Fergusson on 10/07/2014
COME AND BE PART OF THIS VERY SPECIAL HISTORY MAKING DAY PRESENTED FOR YOU BY
The Queen’s Baton Relay will travel through Argyll and Bute on Sunday 13 July, with the Relay setting off from Appin to travel to Oban, Lochgilphead, Inveraray and end its journey in Dunoon.
The Relay is being organised by Glasgow 2014 in partnership with Commonwealth Games Scotland and with support locally from the council.
The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the Commonwealth Games and symbolises the coming together of all Commonwealth nations and territories in preparation for the Games. The council will work with Glasgow 2014 to make it a success for our people and our area. It really is something to look forward to.”
Celebrations to help celebrate this great event will take in Dunoon Stadium when an afternoon and early evening of entertainment and activities will take place and Free as there shall be no charge into the Stadium
Dunoon Community Radio Presenters will be at our DCR97.4FM Radio Marquee Situated at the side of the Big Celebration Stage informing you of what’ where and when events will be happening in the stadium and on the Big Celebration Stage
You may even see your favourite DCR97.4 FM presenters introducing some of the big line up of incredible talent that will be performing on the stage as listed below.
We look forward to meeting as many listeners as possible pleeeeeese come and say Hello.
The entertainment and activities is advertised as being in three groups
headed by BAGS OF ROCKS (Heavy Rock Band with Great Higland Bagpipes)
HERON VALLEY CEILIDH BAND
SPORTS COME AND TRY headed by ONE MILE FUN RACE.
FUN ACTIVITIES headed by KIDS CARNIVAL RIDES
Everyone is invited to the Celebration starting with
THE QUEENS BATON RELAY
‘ONE MILE CELEBRATION RACE EVENT at Dunoon Stadium.
Starts 12 noon
Lot’s of activities for all the family to enjoy
Kids Carnival Rides
Bouncy Castle Hoots Owls – Birds of Prey
Chainsaw Crafts Trampoline (Bungee)
Bungee Run Bucking Bronco
Face Painting Funky Chicken
Clowns Pirate Theatre Stadium Tam
Storyteller Absurdist Pipe Band
Science Centre Police Horses
Drum Workshop Gymnastics Display
COME AND TRY ACTIVITIES An opportunity to have a go at —
Cowal Rugby Club Local Shinty Clubs
Dunoon Youth Football League & Dunoon Amateur Football Club
Castle Tennis Club Quay Fitness
Highland Dancing with Christina Cairns
and for your entertainment some of the finest entertaimers all with Cowal connections
THE MAIN EVENTS ON THE MAIN STAGE
2.30pm Whistlefield and Cowal Pipe Band
2.50pm JoAnne’s Dancers
3.05pm Giant Zumba with Louise
3.30pm Heron Valley (four-piece Ceilidh Band)
4.30pm Tina Cairns Dancers
5.00pm BAGS OF ROCK (Heavy Rock with the Great Highland Bagpipes)
And for that all important Official Part of this very special History making day
6.15pm Official Speeches
6.35pm Arrival of first Baton into the Stadium
Arrival march piped by Whistlefield and Cowal Pipe Band
7.00pm Baton Bearers release balloons
7.15pm Farewell to the Baton -The Choral Club and local schoolchildren sing ‘Here’s To All Our Commonwealth