From the age of 12, Royal Air Force serviceman Dave has raised a staggering £200,000 for charity. He has undertaken numerous voluntary roles from a miscellany of charities, all for disadvantaged, abused or terminally-ill children.
The Queen’s baton returned to Scotland’s east coast today arriving in Fife. Fife sits across the Firth of Forth from the capital Edinburgh. Fife is still referred to as the “The Kingdom” as it retains boundaries existing from when it was one of the seven Pictish Kingdoms around 8th and 9th century AD. With such a rich history the relay was obliged to take in some of Fife’s many historical sites.
The baton began its day in The Kingdom at Knockhill Racing Circuit befor exploring Dunfermline Abbey and then travelling by RNLI lifeboat between Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy. In the afternoon there were stops at Falkland Palace and the East Neuk fishing villages before finishing up in St Andrews for a carnival-themed parade.
Scottish actress and impressionist, Ronni Ancona, was a surprise baton bearer on Aberdour’s Silver Sands beach and seemed to enjoying the experience as she blew kisses to the crowd.
Ronni was joined by another surprise guest, Scottish Curling Olympian, Eve Muirhead. Eve, who led Team GB to a Bronze medal at this year’s Winter Olympics was thrilled to carry the baton onto the “Home Of Golf”, St Andrew’s prestigious Old Course.
Rebecca Stewart, 13, was jumping, kicking and spinning for joy when it was her chance to carry the baton. The young acrobat performed several cartwheels as she participated in the relay.
Following Rebecca was Royal Air Force serviceman David Adam has raised a staggering £200,000 for charity since the age of 12. He has undertaken numerous voluntary roles from a miscellany of charities, all for disadvantaged, abused or terminally-ill children.
The Queen’s Baton Relay completed its 110 mile journey in on the iconic West Sands beach at St Andrews that runs alongside St Andrews golf course. The beach was made world famous when it was featured in the opening scenes of classic film, Chariots of Fire and was the perfect spot for a slow motion finish to a dramatic day.