Plea to bring Commonwealth baton to Clydesdale

Around the world...the Queen's Commonwealth Baton held by the Desi Bravehearts at Glasgow Airport as it left for its journey around the world before it, hopefully, comes back to Clydesdale! (Pic Robert Perry)
Around the world...the Queen's Commonwealth Baton held by the Desi Bravehearts at Glasgow Airport as it left for its journey around the world before it, hopefully, comes back to Clydesdale! (Pic Robert Perry)
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THE Queen’s Commonwealth Games Baton Relay will return to Scotland next summer – and it could well be coming through Clydesdale.

The baton will be travelling through the streets of South Lanarkshire on Sunday, June 22, and it is hoped that – unlike the Olympic Torch – it will be carried on the streets of Clydesdale.

One woman who is desperate for that to transpire is Jennifer Tawse, from Biggar, who carried the Olympic Torch through the streets of Glasgow last year.

“It is really hard to explain just how amazing it was,” said Jennifer.

“I went into local primary schools with my Olympic Torch and the children (and teachers) went absolutely wild.”

And a growing army of local politicians are also now lobbying for the baton to make it to Clydesdale.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is out now.

And if you have an opinion on the baton story, write to the editor Julie Currie, 3 High Street, Carluke, ML8 4AL, or email jcurrie@jpress.co.uk