The Queen’s Baton comes to town

After a Global Tour lasting 249 days the Queen’s Baton came to Edinburgh on Saturday 14th June – and south west libraries’ Games Baton Poster Competition winners were there for a close up view!

Heriot Watt University’s very own baton bearer and South West Community Sports Hub Co-ordinator, Chris Sellar greeted Ellie and other winners at a special Family Fun Sports Day held in association with South West Community Sports Hub.

The Digital Sentinel have more great photos from the day.

Ellie and Chris

©Martin P McAdam

Overall winner, P4 pupil Chloe from Canal View Primary School also got to start the Wester Hailes Fun Run on Sunday from with a wave of her prizewinning Commonwealth Mascot Clyde themed Baton. Here she is with Lord Provost Donald Wilson.

Chloe and Lord Provost

©Martin P McAdam

A whopping 325 entries from 9 local schools proved that Commonwealth Games fever is growing. Just as well then, that South West Libraries’ have lined up a “Summer of Sport” which will run throughout the summer holidays.

We’ll have lots of activities for local children including the chance to have their Good Luck cards delivered to athletes in the Commonwealth Village.

On your marks…

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