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Carrying the baton

John Summers, Chairman of Beautiful Perth

Beautiful Perth Chairman John Summers OBE has been selected to carry the Commonwealth Games baton (the Queen's Baton) as it travels through Perth and Kinross in July. John has been at the helm of Beautiful Perth since 2011 and led our Gold Medal winning entry in the 2013 Beautiful Scotland Awards.

He is delighted to have been selected to carry the baton: “I'll be swapping my litter pickers for the Queen's baton this year! This is such a great honour but it's not just for me  - it's tribute to all the other Beautiful Perth volunteers who devote their time to making the City bloom with colour every year. The results of their hard work can be seen right across Perth, at projects from the Bridgend car park and Norie-Miller Walk to Glasgow Road and St Leonard’s in the Fields Church where Spring bulbs have been brightening up the roadsides.

“Our biggest project at the moment is at Riverside Park, where in conjunction with Perth and Kinross Council we’re creating a spectacular new collection of heathers near the Rodney Gardens. With the Games, the Ryder Cup and the Homecoming, Perth has a very busy year ahead. And of course we are also in the final of Britain in Bloom this year, which means a lot of work for us! All in all it’s a very exciting time, and I’ll be very proud indeed to carry the Queen’s baton through the Fair City.”

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