With the delayed Tiree to Glasgow International flight clear of the runway and airborne, the Hebridean Airways flight from Oban found a window through the fog and mist to land safely at Tiree Airport. On board was the RVS baton relay which is making its way round Scotland in advance of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The baton pass challenge is covering 2,500 miles across land and water in 92 days and as part of the route on Wednesday 18th June the baton relay left Oban Airport to travel on the scheduled Isle of Tiree/Coll air service. Many of Tiree’s Meals On Wheels volunteers – cooks, assistants and drivers – were present to welcome the baton before it returned to Oban to continue on its journey, eventually arriving in Glasgow on the 22nd July in time for start of the Games.
Thanks are due to Hebridean Airways are their pilot ‘Angell’ for their assistance and co-operation.