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Blank email not bad omen for Stuart Barbour, Carluke

Ready for the Games...Stuart Barbour (25), of Carluke, who has been chosen as one of the Queen's Baton carriers for 2014 Commonwealth Games (Pic Rodger Price)

Ready for the Games...Stuart Barbour (25), of Carluke, who has been chosen as one of the Queen's Baton carriers for 2014 Commonwealth Games (Pic Rodger Price)

 

SPORTS fanatic Stuart Barbour can’t wait to get his hands on the Queen’s Baton later this summer.

Stuart (25) couldn’t believe it when he received an email from Commonwealth Games organisers to say that he had been chosen.

And although he isn’t sure yet where he will be carrying it in June, Stuart, who lives in Carluke, was delighted to be chosen.

He said: “I got an email from the organisers but it was just blank so I wasn’t sure exactly what it was for.

“Thankfully, I got another email later that night saying there had been a technical problem and that I had been selected.

“I will find out four weeks before the day where and when I will be carrying the baton. I’m excited about it already.”

Stuart was chosen due to his love of sport, overcoming challenges in his life and volunteering in the community.

Having been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism, former Law Primary School pupil Stuart has thrown himself into volunteering.

He has worked at Carluke’s Cafe Kudos, which is run by Scottish Autism as a social enterprise, for the last five years.

For the full interview with Stuart, see this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is out now.

 

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