Search for Commonwealth Games Baton-Bearers
by Alastair Hamilton -
Nominations are being sought for people who will carry the Queen's Baton when it visits Shetland on Tuesday 1 July 2014 on its way to Glasgow's Commonwealth Games
The Shetland community has been invited to put forward the names of those who've helped with sport or voluntary work, or who have championed those who have disabilities or are in some way excluded. Around 60 baton-bearers are likely to be selected in the islands.
The baton began its journey at Buckingham Palace on 9 October, then travelled via Glasgow to India, host nation of the 2010 games, after which it will tour Commonwealth countries before returning to the UK and, eventually, Glasgow. The baton contains a special message from the Queen.