Angus welcomes Commonwealth Games exhibition

Pictured, from left - Michael Cavanagh, Chair, Commonwealth Games Scotland; councillor Jeanette Gaul, chair, Commonwealth Games Steering Committee; Darren Burnett, Glasgow 2014 Gold medallist and Professor Richard Haynes, University of Stirling.

Pictured, from left - Michael Cavanagh, Chair, Commonwealth Games Scotland; councillor Jeanette Gaul, chair, Commonwealth Games Steering Committee; Darren Burnett, Glasgow 2014 Gold medallist and Professor Richard Haynes, University of Stirling.

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Angus residents have another opportunity to be part of the excitement of the Commonwealth Games as the Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games touring exhibition opens at Carnoustie library.

Welcoming the exhibition to Angus, councillor Jeanette Gaul, the council’s vice convenor of communities, said: “This is fantastic opportunity for the people of Angus to see memorabilia highlighting Scotland’s involvement in the Commonwealth Games, including its role as hosts in 1970, 1986 and 2014.

“Angus was very proud to play our role in the Queen’s Baton Relay and host the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games shooting event we are now equally as proud to welcome this touring exhibition to the county for the next five weeks.

“Judging by the number of people who came out to see our local sporting heroes at the Queen’s Baton Relay and to support our athletes at the Games, I know that this exhibition will be very popular.”

Drawn from the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive held by the University of Stirling, ‘Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games’ celebrates over 80 years of participation and achievement by Scotland in the Commonwealth Games, from its origin as the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada, in 1930, through to Glasgow 2014.

The exhibition includes photographs, designs, clothing, papers and artefacts which evoke a rich story of Scotland’s involvement in the Games, including as hosts in 1970, 1986 and 2014.

The free exhibition runs from Tuesday, April 21 (today) until Saturday, May 23 at Carnoustie Library.