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Baton Relay on its on way to Inverclyde

The Glasgow 2014 baton is on its way to Inverclyde.

In just four weeks, on Monday 14 July, the baton, reaches Inverclyde as part of its tour of 70 nations and territories across the Commonwealth.

The baton is now in Scotland on its final leg on a 40 day tour visiting 400 villages, towns and cities.

The baton arrives in Inverclyde on the morning of Monday 14 July from Argyll and Bute by Western Ferries into Gourock. It then travels to every part of Inverclyde culminating in an end of day celebration in Battery Park, Greenock.

Inverclyde’ s Provost, Robert Moran, said: “With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games right on our doorstep, it’s a great chance to focus on sports and activity.  The Baton Relay visits Inverclyde on Monday 14 July and it is a chance for every part of the area to see the baton and join in the fun of building up to a spectacular summer of sports.

“I hope as many people as possible will mark Monday 14 July in their diaries and calendars and turn out to give the Baton Relay a very warm, and a very loud, Inverclyde welcome.  Our end of day celebration of the Baton will be at Battery Park and if you aren’t able to see it in your local area, it’s a perfect chance to see the baton and to support the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.”

The Baton Relay route through Inverclyde is:

08.19 – Gourock Ferry Terminal
08.40 – Inverkip
09.44 – Outdoor Pool, Gourock
10.18 – Ravenscraig Stadium, Greenock
11.49 – Quarrier’s Village
12.23 – Kilmacolm
14.18 – Parklea Playing Fields, Port Glasgow
14.57 – CORONATION PARK, Port Glasgow – Family events and storytellers from 2pm.
15.32 – Cathcart Square, Greenock
15.53 – Custom House Quay/The Beacon, Greenock
18.16 – Esplanade, Greenock
18.45 – BATTERY PARK, Greenock – End of day celebration with entertainment and bands celebrating the Baton Relay visit to Inverclyde.

The baton will be handed over to North Ayrshire on the morning of Tuesday 15 July through Wemyss Bay.

Her Majesty The Queen launched the Glasgow 2014  Baton Relay on its global journey in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.  The Queen placed her message calling the athletes of the Commonwealth to next summer’s Games inside a baton specially crafted in Scotland which travelled to the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. It will be opened at the Opening Ceremony.