A CALL has been issued for nominations of “inspirational” people to participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay as part of the countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
With less than a week until the nominations process closes on 22 November, television personality Carol Smillie has urged people to suggest someone who makes a positive impact on their community to become a bearer during the baton’s 40-day tour of Scotland next year.
Up to 4,000 people are needed to take on the role.
Smillie said: “It could be your best friend, your mum, your neighbour, teacher, school pupil or colleague – someone you know who makes a difference.
“It doesn’t have to be someone who is highly prominent or particularly well-known – they could be a completely unsung hero – just someone you think deserves a chance to take part in this amazing relay.
“This is your chance to say ‘thank you’ for their contribution.”
People nominated must be at least 12 years old at the date of nomination and must have made some sort of contribution to their community, either through sport, volunteering, working with disadvantaged or marginalised people or have made a significant achievement in challenging circumstances.
Nominations can be made on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games website www.glasgow2014.com.