Batonbearers wanted for Commonwealth Games

2014 Commonwealth Games Baton
2014 Commonwealth Games Baton

Provost of Fife Jim Leishman is urging people to name their own community champions to help carry the Queen’s Baton across Scotland in the lead up to the Commonwealth games in Glasgow next year.

Some 4000 inspirational people – those who make a difference to their communities - are required to become batonbearers on the 40-day journey in 2014 which will pass through Fife on June 26.

Fifers have until 22 November anyone can nominate their own local champions to be batonbearers and Provost Leishman has given the campaign his backing. He said: “This is a marvellous opportunity and a great way for us to give recognition to the hundreds of people who do so much for community sport in Fife.

“If you know someone who contributes, you can nominate them online before 22nd November.”

To be a batonbearer, people are required to: be 12 years old or older at the date of nomination, have made a positive contribution to the lives of others through community sport, undertaken voluntary work or contributed to schools or youth organisations or contributed towards greater inclusion for disadvantaged or marginalised sectors of the community.

The Provost added: “The chosen batonbearers will have a wonderful experience, one that they will never forget!”

You can nominate online at