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Royal Bank of Scotland Team GB Baton Relay sets off from Inverness


By Rachel Smart

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Van driver Fiona Stevenson. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Van driver Fiona Stevenson. Picture: Callum Mackay.

Inverness has been the first port of a call for a Team GB Baton Relay.

Fraser School of Dancing Inverness. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Fraser School of Dancing Inverness. Picture: Callum Mackay.

Organised by Royal Bank of Scotland, over 300 colleagues throughout the bank network are taking a Team GB Baton from Inverness to Folkestone by means of cycling, running sailing, rowing, swimming, horse riding and more.

Erin Atkinson and van driver Fiona Stevenson. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Erin Atkinson and van driver Fiona Stevenson. Picture: Callum Mackay.

The baton set off from Inverness on May 30 and it was an event to remember with the British Legion Pipe Band, local school children, Luke Stoltman and Highland dancers.

Fraser School of Dancing Inverness. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Fraser School of Dancing Inverness. Picture: Callum Mackay.

The route will pass many towns and communities on the way where local Team GB activities are being organised before it reaches its final stop on June 14.

Colleagues taking part in the relay will also be fundraising for causes close to their hearts.

Luke Stoltman and Arthur Smith. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Luke Stoltman and Arthur Smith. Picture: Callum Mackay.

Highland colleagues have pledged support to local mental health charity Mikeysline which has now received a £5000 donation from the efforts.

Sandi Neilsmith and Eilidh Rose Mathew. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Sandi Neilsmith and Eilidh Rose Mathew. Picture: Callum Mackay.

A donation drive has also taken place at the Inverness branch over the course of the week.

Bernie Cornish, Claire Mezals, Like Stoltman, Laura Forsyth and Kimberley Boyd. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Bernie Cornish, Claire Mezals, Like Stoltman, Laura Forsyth and Kimberley Boyd. Picture: Callum Mackay.

Judith Cruickshank, chairperson, One Bank Scotland Board, Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “Whether volunteering, fundraising or taking part in events like our Team GB Baton Relay, colleagues across Scotland proactively engage with groups and charities making a difference to our communities.

Euan Harris, Anthony Macleod and Samantha Slaven. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Euan Harris, Anthony Macleod and Samantha Slaven. Picture: Callum Mackay.

“Colleagues in Inverness have been making a difference to many charities here in the Highlands and Islands and it has been great to get them involved in the launch of our Baton Relay, an event which is giving hundreds of our colleagues the chance to do the same throughout the UK.”

Picture: Callum Mackay.
Picture: Callum Mackay.

Wider charities being supported by the event include Alzheimer’s Scotland, Cerebral Palsy Scotland, CHAS and Poppy Scotland.


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