Arrangements for the 2014 Commonwealth Games are proceeding as planned according to an update given to councillors on Tuesday.
A report by interim head of services to communities Alastair Wilson brought members up to speed on plans for the shooting event which will take place at Barry Buddon this summer and also the Queens Baton Relay in Angus.
Angus Council has identified £10,000 within the communities directorate budget which will be used to address some of the cost associated with the ‘Look and Feel’ of the Barry Buddon site and also ‘Wayfinding’.
Glasgow 2014 contractors are currently on site ensuring infrastructure will be in place in time for the for the various shooting events due to take place from Friday, July 25 to Tuesday, July 29.
Discussions are taking place between Angus Council and Glasgow 2014 with on the dressing of the entrance to Barry Buddon prior to the handover of the venue on July 1 and also that of the Carnoustie Golf Hotel which will serve as the Games Village.
Arrangements for the Queens Baton relay will see Angus Provost Helen Oswald accept the baton into Angus which will travel to each burgh before being handed to council leader Iain Gaul as part of the ‘End of Day’ celebrations.
Recruitment is currently taking place for around 200 volunteers needed Glasgow 2014 events in Angus and will be trained through the authority’s partnership with Volunteer Action Angus.