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More details about route
More details of the Queen’s Baton Relay visit to Rutherglen have been released.
The Reformer reported last week that the baton would return to the Burgh on Tuesday, August 22 when it is biked through Cuningar Loop.
Clyde Gateway, who are organising much of the visit to Glasgow, say local residents and groups will be involved in the day. Chair Lord Kelvin will be involved, as well as the provost of South Lanarkshire, Ian McAllan.
The Cuningar Loop leg of the journey is part of a wider visit around legacy sites in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire, including the Games Village, the Emirates Arena and the Legacy Hub.
Jim Clark, senior manager for communications at Clyde Gateway, said: “It really is going to be all about showcasing the extent and variety of the legacy that has already been delivered from Glasgow’s unforgettable staging of the Games last time around. The baton will make its way from Glasgow into South Lanarkshire across the new bridge that links the Games Village to the Cuningar Woodland Park where it will undertake a community bike ride around this amazing and popular new family facility thanks to the support and involvement of the Bike Town initiative of the Happy ‘n’ Healthy Community Development Trust in Rutherglen.
“After a stopover at the Emirates Arena for an event linked to the staging of the 2017 World Badminton Championships, the baton will be carried into the Legacy Hub in Dalmarnock where the staff and volunteers, thanks to the support of Clyde Gateway, will be arranging a celebratory event with food, music and entertainment.
“Discussions about this part of the celebrations are still ongoing and a further announcement will be made in due course, including how local residents can come along and get involved.”
Precise timings have still to be finalised, but it is anticipated the relay will arrive at the Games Village around 11.45am and depart the Legacy Hub at approximately 2.45pm.
Baton The relay came through Rutherglen in 2014