Queens Baton Relay Route Announcement

Festivals & Events Champion, Councillor Steve Cardownie, welcomes today's announcement by Glasgow 2014...

"Naturally, I am delighted that the baton’s first port of call should be here in Edinburgh and you can be sure that it will receive a fitting welcome from Scotland’s Capital City. We have a fantastic programme of events planned for the day, running from morning till night, giving Edinburgh residents of all ages the opportunity to show their support for Glasgow 2014.

"We know already from the response to events running in our schools that there is a real appetite to embrace the Games and get involved. As an example, close to 2,000 children have already signed up for a Triathlon event taking place in May, and we have much more to announce in the coming weeks and months.

"Edinburgh has such a rich Commonwealth Games heritage, having hosted the Games twice before, and are thoroughly looking forward to playing our part this year when we welcome the diving competitions to the Royal Commonwealth Pool. With Glasgow being only 40 miles away, I’m quite sure people will jump at chance to extend their trip to include our world famous summer festivals.

"We believe Glasgow 2014 represents a unique opportunity for Scotland – and, of course, Edinburgh – and we will continue to work closely with the organising committee to ensure the success of the Games and to maximise the benefits for the people of this city."

Full details available from the Glasgow 2014 website.

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