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Scottish Borders Council backs England at Commonwealth Games

Team England arrive at the athletes cillage in Glasgow.Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Team England arrive at the athletes cillage in Glasgow.Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Scottish Borders Council is asking Borderers to support England at the Commonwealth Games.

It comes after SBC convener Graham Garvie and vice convener Jim Brown visited the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village in Dalmarnock this week to welcome both Tonga and England.

Councillor Garvie attended the welcome ceremony for Tonga on Monday and Councillor Brown was at a similar event for Team England on Tuesday 22 July.

Both teams were presented with a gift from the Scottish Borders - a piece of glassware from Hawick Glass - and the councillors met athletes and representatives from both countries. National anthems were also sung and a performance from National Youth Theatre took place.

A press release from Scottish Borders Council read: “People in the Borders are being encouraged to support Tonga and England during the Games in Glasgow.”

It is part of the ‘Support a 2nd Team’ programme, led by sportscotland, which links all 32 of Scotland’s local authorities with the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The aim is to encourage local people and communities to engage with the cultures of the Commonwealth and develop links with their nations and territories.

 

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