40 days. 400 communities. 4,000 batonbearers.
How will you welcome the baton when it returns to Scotland?
The Queen’s Baton Relay returns to Scotland on 14 June 2014, after a momentous 248-day global journey through the nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
Travelling through 400 towns, villages and cities over 40 days, the relay will offer people across the nation the chance to be part of the countdown to Scotland’s biggest ever sporting and cultural event – the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – and show their support for Team Scotland.
From the spires of Edinburgh to the peaks of the Highlands, from the Scottish Borders’ woodlands to island beaches, the baton will visit all 32 Local Authorities of Scotland – carried by 4,000 batonbearers over 4,000 kilometres.
The final destination of the Queen’s Baton Relay will be Glasgow, where on the 23 July 2014 the message Her Majesty The Queen placed in the baton will be read at the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games.
Whether you’re cheering on your local batonbearers or taking part in the sports and cultural events which take place along the way – this is an incredible opportunity to get involved and celebrate what’s special about your community.
Further highlights on the baton’s journey through Scotland, as well as street level details and the full programme of events will be announced nearer the time. For now, take a look at our Domestic Sector map and downloadable pdf.