On their marks for role at Games ...

Games volunteers from Queensferry
Games volunteers from Queensferry

Three volunteers are really looking forward to taking part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week.

The Games launch on Wednesday, July 23, and run through to Sunday, August 3,

And Queensferry mum and son team Hannah and John Beaton along with Morag Goulden will be part of it.

All three applied for the role as a volunteer and were accepted.

John, who was an Olympic baton bearer at Hopetoun House in 2012, has had the role of a frontrunner in the lead up to the games, helping to prepare the way for delegates arriving in Glasgow.

His role during the 12 day duration of the Games, will see John based at Hampden, Celtic Park and Ibrox.

Last weekend, John got the opportunity to see at what will be involved when he participated in a trial run for the actual event when he was 
seconded to Hampden Park for the IAAF Diamond League athletics event.

Mum Hannah is delighted to be part of the transport team providing games’ families with all their transport requirements to and from 
hotels and venues.

For Morag, well known as a local fundraiser for Forth FM’s Cash for Kids Appeal, it is her second opportunity to be involved with the Commonwealth Games.

Back in 1986, she was a volunteer VIP chauffuer, transporting delegates between the games venues and the Caledonian Hotel.

This time around, Morag is a team leader and will be based at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, where the diving events will be held 
between between July 30 and August 4.

More than 50,000 people applied to become Games volunteers. Of that figure, only 15,000 volunteers posts were up for grabs.