Friday, August 01, 2014

September the 20th - a feast of yellow and black planned as the Nairn County Centenary Baton returns home

A centenary baton made from an Alder tree from the banks of the River Nairn will travel with a group of County fans on the West Highland Way, starting on the 1st of September and will journey the 96 miles to Fort William where it will be handed over to the Nairn Kayak club who will paddle the distance from there to Nairn, returning to Nairn on September 7th. 

The final part of the journey will be recreated on Saturday September 20th when a flotilla of kayaks will bring the baton along the coast. It will be handed over to the fans as it is piped in by Kevin Johnston, son of the legendary County hero Davie Johnston. There will then be a march to the bandstand for a photo opportunity that all county fans will be invited to attend. The Links was the original site where County played football before the move to Station Park. 

Please “save the date” and dig out all our County scarves, hats, tops, brollies etc and anything else yellow and black you can wear for the photo spectacular that will create an iconic picture that will endure for the next 100 years of County’s history. 

Organising the event are ex-County player Ali Nicol on the behalf of the Fans Ground Improvements Fund and for the Kayak Club, Steven Bain, Committee member of NCFC. Funds are being raised for both the Station Park Improvements and the Kayak Club. You can contribute via two paypal accounts and

More details on the Fans Ground Improvement Fund pages here. The kayak club website is here.


Anonymous said...

Is the baton going round by cawdor

Graisg said...

That would be a bit difficult for the Kayakers anon :-)