It’s a busy few days for Glasgow 2014, with lots of exciting developments! This evening the Queen’s Baton for the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay will be revealed live on the BBC’s One Show from 7pm, then on Monday, to coincide with tickets going on sale, Clyde, the Official Games Mascot, is set to embark on a whistle-stop tour of schools across Scotland.
From Monday, Clyde will be visiting primary schools from Edinburgh to Elgin and Argyll to Aberdeenshire, inspiring young people the length and breadth of the country about the Games alongside two of Scotland’s top Commonwealth athletes.
Double Gold medal-winning swimmer David Carry and the first Scottish badminton player to win a match in an Olympic Games, Susan Egelstaff, will accompany Clyde, engaging with young children and giving them an insight into the world-class event coming to Glasgow next summer.
During each visit, schoolchildren will be introduced to the 17 sports of the Commonwealth Games by Clyde, as well as being given a personal insight from both David and Susan into what it takes to become a sporting champion and what it means to compete for Scotland at a Commonwealth Games.
At 4pm on Monday 19th, Glasgow 2014 will also be hosting a live Twitter interview with top Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson. To get involved, tweet in using #AskMichael.
You can find out everything you need to know about the Queen’s Baton Relay at www.glasgow2014.com/baton-relay.