Queen's Baton Relay - Scotland

Edinburgh castle

Scotland are this year hosting the Commonwealth Games for the third time, with the 1970 and 1986 Games being held in Edinburgh and the 2014 Games being held in Glasgow.

Returning to Scotland on 14 June, the baton will have been travelling for 248 days before it reaches Edinburgh for a 36 mile tour of the Scottish capital.

Arriving in Edinburgh on the Queen's official birthday, the baton will be greeted by a 21-gun salute at Edinburgh Castle before setting off on a 40 day tour of Scotland.

Scotland have taken part in every Games since 1930, winning medals each time.

Scotland also hosted the first Commonwealth Youth Games in 2000, which is now held every four years.

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Forecast

14 June - 22 July - Will the sun shine as the Queen's Baton tours Scotland? Check the forecast.

If you are off to support the baton as it passes by you, why not download the Queen’s Baton Relay Supporters’ Kit to help cheer it on it's way.

Week 3

30 June - Visiting Aberdeen the Queen's baton will start the day at the Bridge of Don before, before ending it's day of travelling with celebrations from 18.00 - 20.00 in the Union Terrace Gardens in the city centre.

1 July - Crossing the North Sea, the baton will spend a day on the Shetland Island. It will arrive at Sumburgh Airport before touring the Shetlands, and then finishing at  Clickimin Athletics Track at 18.45 where locals will celebrate the Games.

2 July - The baton will spend Wednesday travelling back to Scotland's mainland.

3 July - Arriving in Moray the baton will take an early morning trip in a Sea King helicopter at RAF Lossiemouth before travelling in a RNLI lifeboat at Buckie where it will carried ashore at 9.00. The baton's day first day in Moray will end in Elgin where an evening celebration event will take place in Cooper Park at 18.45.

4 July - Heading South, the baton will spend a second day touring Moray, before reaching Perth at 13.00 where there will be entertainment for all the family before a free concert at the North Inch from 18.00 with performances from Gareth Gates and Stooshe.

5 July - Touring Perth and Kinross, the baton will travel to Crieff, Muthill and Auchterarder on this 22nd day of it's journey around Scotland.

6 July - Visiting Stirling, A free community event, The PEAK at Stirling Sports Village, will feature family-friendly activities including 'come and try' climbing wall sessions and Commonwealth Games sports taster sessions including rugby, cycling, bowls and gymnastics, before a ceremony at the event welcomes the Queen's baton in early evening.

Week 4

7 July - The baton will spend Monday travelling to the Western Isles by aeroplane before spending the night in Castlebay, where a 'Strip the Willow' barn dance will celebrate it's arrival.

8 July - Travelling across the Outer Hebrides the Queen's baton will be part of community events in Daliburgh, Benbecula, Tarbert and Lione before an evening celebration takes place in Stornoway.

9 July - Departing on the ferry the baton will travel north to the Ornkey Islands.

10 July - The Queen's baton will spend the day touring the Orkney Islands, celebrating Scotland's rich heritage by visiting Skara Brae, the prehistoric settlement on the Bay of Skaill on the way.

11 July - Arriving in the Highlands just after 9.00, the baton will first visit John O' Groats at 9.10 before crossing the Highlands to reach Jubilee Park at 19.00 where a free celebration event will have hosted circus, drumming and pipe band performances since 17.00.

12 July - Starting Saturday at Inverness Castle, the baton will spend a second day travelling through the Highlands before ending it's Highland journey at Fort William.

13 July -The Queen's baton will then travel 170 miles across Argyll and Bute to reach the end of day celebration which is taking place at Dunoon Stadium at 18.45.

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