Angus flies the flag

Angus Council is calling on residents to help the county mark Commonwealth Day which takes place on Monday, March 10.

The council will join more than 500 local authorities and community organisations across the United Kingdom to ‘Fly a Flag’ for the Commonwealth.

The council will raise a flag at two locations - 10 a.m. at Carnoustie Library and at 10.30.a.m. at Monifieth Library.

Angus Provost Councillor Helen Oswald, Convener of the Angus Commonwealth Games Steering Group Councillor Jeanette Gaul and Lord-Lieutenant of Angus Georgiana Osborne will lead a special ceremony to mark the important day which celebrates the United Kingdom’s commitment to the Commonwealth, the values it stands for and the opportunities offered to its citizens around the world.

Councillor Helen Oswald said: “Every part of the UK has an important role in promoting what it means to be part of the Commonwealth and I’m pleased that Angus has this opportunity to publicly recognise that.

“Everyone is welcome to come down to these events and be part of this unique celebration.”

Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “With the Commonwealth Games due to begin in just a few months’ time and as Angus is a proud host venue, it is even more fitting that we celebrate Commonwealth Day, the opportunities that being part of the Commonwealth offers and the values that it stands for.”

As part of the national celebrations Her Majesty The Queen will ‘break’ the Commonwealth Flag outside the Great West Door of Westminster Abbey, on Commonwealth Day.

This will be the last of the 500 Commonwealth Flags raised that day throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in celebration of Commonwealth Day. It will be the largest, single raising of this flag in the history of the Commonwealth.