Commonwealth Games: Scotland’s Queen’s Baton Relay route announced

queens baton relayThe route of the Scottish leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay, which leads up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has been revealed.

The baton is currently in the Caribbean as it tours 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth set to be represented at the games.

It will arrive in Edinburgh on Saturday 14 June and will visit all parts of Scotland over the next 40 days.

The baton arrives in Glasgow just before the games start on 23 July.

Hundreds of villages, towns and cities have been named on the Queen’s Baton Relay route through Scotland.

The baton will travel across all 32 local authority areas before it reaches Glasgow on Sunday 20 July.

Up to 4,000 batonbearers will take part in the Scottish relay, with an average of 100 people carrying the baton daily.

On Wednesday 23 July, at the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014 in Celtic Park, the Queen will read out the message she placed inside the baton before its marathon 190,000km trip around the world.

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