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Last leg of island relay in Stornoway

The baton was greeted by the Coisir Sgir a Bhac choir singing the Gaelic version of the song in Perceval Square, Stornoway.

The baton was greeted by the Coisir Sgir a Bhac choir singing the Gaelic version of the song in Perceval Square, Stornoway.

The last leg of the island baton relay to celebrate the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was held in Stornoway last night.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of the town to cheer on baton bearers and get into the party spirit.

The ‘musical leg’ of the Queen’s Baton Relay - The Big Song Relay - also came to the islands as part of the Commonwealth Games Celebrations.

The countrywide project aimed to bring together choirs from all over the country to sing a specially commissioned song Here’s To All Our Common Wealth written by traditional music legends Phil Cunningham, Findlay Napier and Alison Burns.

The baton was greeted by the Coisir Sgir a Bhac choir singing the Gaelic version of the song in Perceval Square, Stornoway.

Choir master Avril Duncan said: “The words of the song are really nice. It was nice to be involved, and it’s important that the islands make a mark on these big events.”

See this week’s Stornoway Gazette for lots of photos from the relay and also look out online for a video of the celebrations.

 

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