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Flag marks Games countdown

The Commonwealth flag was raised at Carnoustie library on Monday morning. From left: Provost Oswald, Craig Weir, Con Jeanette Gaul, Georgiana Osborne.

The Commonwealth flag was raised at Carnoustie library on Monday morning. From left: Provost Oswald, Craig Weir, Con Jeanette Gaul, Georgiana Osborne.

Angus Council marked Commonwealth Day on Monday with a flag raising ceremony at the town’s library attended by the Lord Lieutenant and Provost.

The council joined more than 500 local authorities and community organisations across the United Kingdom to ‘Fly a Flag’ for the Commonwealth.

Joining in with the ceremony were Angus Provost Helen Oswald, convener of the Angus Commonwealth Games steering group Councillor Jeanette Gaul and Lord-Lieutenant of Angus Georgiana Osborne.

Commonwealth Day is designed to celebrate the United Kingdom’s commitment to the Commonwealth, the values it stands for and the opportunities offered to its citizens around the world.

And the Provost said: “Every part of the UK has an important role in promoting what it means to be part of the Commonwealth and I’m pleased that Angus has this opportunity to publicly recognise that.

“Everyone is welcome to come down to these events and be part of this unique celebration.”

While Councillor Jeanette Gaul added: “With the Commonwealth Games due to begin in just a few months’ time and as Angus is a proud host venue, it is even more fitting that we celebrate Commonwealth Day, the opportunities that being part of the Commonwealth offers and the values that it stands for.”

As part of the national celebrations Her Majesty The Queen also unfurled the Commonwealth Flag at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

 

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