Queen’s Baton Relay - stewards required

The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Galloway on June 19
The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Galloway on June 19

The Queen’s Baton Relay Route in Dumfries and Galloway for the XX Commonwealth Games was announced last month and will see the baton travel over 120 miles from Langholm to Stranraer visiting Gretna, Eastriggs, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart and Stranraer finishing with an End of Day Celebration.

Dumfries and Galloway Council are now looking for a minimum of 218 stewards to support event organisers and Police Scotland on Thursday 19th June to help deliver the safe passage of the Queens Baton through Dumfries and Galloway. Stewards will be required for approximately 2-3 hours on the day and will help with traffic and crowd management on what will be a memorable day for the region.

Council Leader Ronnie Nicholson said; “The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay is Scotland’s heartfelt invitation to the athletes, people and communities of the Commonwealth to join together and celebrate sport, culture and unity at the XX Commonwealth Games. This will give people in Dumfries and Galloway the chance to experience and be part of one of the world’s largest sporting events and we are now looking for over 200 volunteers over the age of 16 to help out on this special day.”

All stewards will take part in a training session ahead of the relay and be fully briefed and anyone giving up their time will be rewarded with a leisure facility voucher and a Glasgow 2014 memento.

Any person wishing to volunteer for the Queen’s Baton Relay should e-mail QBR@dumgal.gov.uk or contact 030 33 33 3000