Your chance to get involved in the Commonwealth experience

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People in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas have a chance to be involved in the smooth running of the Queen’s Baton Relay through the county.

The relay will pass through both towns, Glamis and Northmuir on Saturday, June 28 while the Commonwealth Games’ shooting event will be held at Barry Buddon, near Carnoustie between July 25 and 29.

Angus Council, in conjunction with Voluntary Action Angus (VAA), is inviting residents to be part of the Commonwealth Games experience by volunteering to help out at both the Queen’s Baton Relay and games by promoting Angus, welcoming visitors and making sure that the events are an enjoyable and safe experience.

Councillor Jeanette Gaul, Angus Games Steering Group convener, said that there is a number of ways people can get involved.

She continued: “It is a wonderful honour for Angus to host the Queen’s Baton Relay and be a host venue for the Commonwealth Games.

“The success of these events relies heavily on an enthusiastic volunteer workforce. I’d like to urge members of the public to donate a few hours of their time throughout the day or evening to help with a variety of roles available.”

Gary Malone, VAA’s chief executive, said the events offer an ideal opportunity for people to get involved in their local communities.

He said: “All volunteers will receive training and support prior to the event to help them make this an enjoyable experience for the public and themselves. ”

VAA is also running in information and awareness session for interested parties in Forfar on April 8 and Arbroath on April 9.

Anyone interested in volunteering and find out more about the roles, or interested in attending the awareness sessions, should contact Morag McKenzie at Voluntary Action Angus at or 01241 875525.