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Council set aside £75,000 for Games

Grenada School of Dance perform on Grand Anse Beach welcome the Queen's Baton in Grenada on Saturday 8 March 2014. Barbados is nation 43 of 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to be visited by the Queen's Baton.

Grenada School of Dance perform on Grand Anse Beach welcome the Queen's Baton in Grenada on Saturday 8 March 2014. Barbados is nation 43 of 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to be visited by the Queen's Baton.

A welcome ceremony for the Queen’s Baton is among a series of events linked to the Commonwealth Games that the council has set aside £75,000 to fund.

Members agreed to the cash allocation at a meeting last week.

The arrival of the baton into Scotland on June 14, following an epic journey through 69 nations, will be marked by a special handover, parade and civic reception in Coldstream.

Although the council is managing the event, it is being planned and produced by Glasgow 2014 organisers.

Councillor Vicky Davidson, executive member for sport, culture, youth and communities, said: “The eyes of the world will be on Coldstream as the baton crosses the historic bridge over the Tweed and arrives back into Scotland on June 14.

“I would encourage everyone who can to come along, support the baton bearers and join in the celebration.”

A report before councillors stated that there was still a “lack of clarity” around the event, with just two meetings having taken place between the council and the event organisers.

 

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