Around 90 Shetlanders have now been chosen to carry the Queen’s Baton on the Shetland leg of its journey throughout the UK and Commonwealth.
These include retired Anderson High School head teacher George Jamieson and sports coach Mandy Henderson. The baton bearers will take part in the celebrations when it arrives in the islands on 1st July.
Throughout the day the baton will visit Sumburgh, Sandwick, Lerwick, Scalloway, Aith and Brae where school and community events will be held to celebrate the countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Sports and leisure executive manager Neil Watt said: “When the Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Shetland there will be approximately 90 people from across Shetland who will be carrying it. This will be a very exciting day for all of them and for Shetland as a whole. I am sure they will enjoy the day and I hope that lots of people will make the effort to come out and support them on the 1st July – congratulations and well done to all of them.
“I am also delighted that the Queen’s Baton Relay will be in Shetland during the school term so that children from across the islands will have the opportunity to participate in one of the school and community events happening that day.”