More local groups from across Scotland will be holding their own 2014 Games inspired events, thanks to the latest Celebrate awards.
With the Games just weeks away a further 74 groups are sharing in grants worth £503,113.
Announcing the awards, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn said: “As the Commonwealth Games draw closer we have been delighted by the fantastic response to the Celebrate programme. Many of today’s awards enable local communities to celebrate the Queen’s Baton’s journey across Scotland, while even more support a diverse range of arts, sport and heritage projects. Every local community across Scotland should be able to take part in this landmark sporting event, and I am pleased that Celebrate provides the opportunity to do so.”
They may be hundreds of miles away from Glasgow but the people in Shetland will also be celebrating this summer as Fetlar Developments Limited prepares to host its own Commonwealth Games themed events from Monday 28th July until Saturday 2nd August. The week long festival will culminate in a large celebratory event, featuring dance, music and food from different commonwealth countries.
The Disability Community based in Glasgow receives £6,300 to involve local people with disabilities in Commonwealth Games themed activities. As part of their meal delivery service they will provide people with meals from a variety of Commonwealth countries.
In Argyll and Bute, local people and visitors to the Isle of Colonsay will enjoy a community celebration on 2 August. Colonsay Community Development Company receives £3,420 to host a Commonwealth Games event with a range of traditional sports, as well welly-wanging, tug of war and haggis
Find out more about the Celebrate Awards July 2014.