Peterhead’s Balmoor Stadium will be the finishing point for the Queen’s Baton Relay when it visits the shire on Sunday 29 June.
To mark the end of Aberdeenshire’s day with the baton there will be a public event where there will a special ceremony to mark the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay in the stadium. The event will also feature performances and music from local groups, sports clubs and other community representatives.
Members of the public who would like to go to the evening celebrations can collect entry wristbands during normal opening hours from Arbuthnot House, Peterhead, Peterhead Community Centre, Peterhead Library and Peterhead Football Club. There is also an option to register for a ticket by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees will be issued with a ticket to be exchanged for a wristband on the gate.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Buchan area manager, Chris Whyte, said
We expect there to be a lot of interest in the event and I’m sure a lot of local people will want to be there to mark what is an historic evening for both Peterhead and Aberdeenshire.
While entry to the event is completely free, we will only be able to grant entry to people who have obtained a wristband in advance. These are now available from a wide variety of locations locally and will be strictly limited to 4 per person.
Given the likely demand for the wrist bands, I would strongly urge you to pick up yours as early as possible to avoid any disappointment.
The gates for the event open at 5:30 pm and attendees are reminded that parking restrictions will be in force on Balmoor Terrace and Catto Drive for the Queens Baton Relay and the Peterhead Running Festival.
In addition no cars will be permitted to enter Catto Park so there will be no parking on site. There will be designated drop off and pick up points at the entrance to Catto Park from Balmoor Terrace and Catto Drive, these will be clearly signed.
Attendees are asked to consider parking in the town centre and walking to the event as parking on surrounding residential streets will be very limited.