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Aberdeen’s Queen’s Baton Relay celebrations

30/06/14

Minister for Parliamentary Business Joe FitzPatrick MSP will attend the Queen's Baton Relay celebrations in Aberdeen on Monday 30 June.

The Scottish Minister will join members of the public to welcome the baton and cheer on the batonbearers from 4.54pm until 5.28pm at Aberdeen Sports Village, Linksfield Road as the baton continues on its journey across the Granite City.

Minister for Parliamentary Business Joe FitzPatrick said: "The Queen's Baton Relay is helping to spread the excitement of the Commonwealth Games across Scotland's communities reinforcing that these Games are for everyone.

"It's an opportunity for unsung heroes to carry the baton and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. I'm looking forward to see Aberdeen turn out in force to support these batonbearers, and enjoy the dance and sports activities which will be taking place across the city thanks to Legacy 2014 funding.

"The Commonwealth Games will be the biggest sporting and cultural event Scotland has hosted with benefits lasting beyond 2014. The Scottish Government is using the opportunities the Games bring to ensure that they leave a lasting sporting, social and business legacy for Scotland."

Aberdeen Sports Village will be open as normal to customers and to the public who wish to view the baton activities. The baton bearer will proceed through the facilities to the new Aquatics Centre, with the route lined by individuals from across the community including children and seniors. The baton will be welcomed to the new Aquatics Centre by a variety of aquatics events and some high profile Commonwealth athletes.

The baton will make its way across the city, offering citizens the opportunity to show their support as local batonbearers travel over land and sea to community events before the baton's arrival for an evening celebration at Union Terrace Gardens.

For more information on the Queen's Baton Relay in Aberdeen visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk and for up to the minute information follow @AberdeenCC and @policeaberdeen on Twitter.

To follow the baton's journey around Scotland visit www.glasgow2014.com/batonrelay