The Queens Baton Relay arrived in Scotland at Coldstream on the morning of Saturday 14th June 2014 and is currently travelling around Scotland for 40 days visiting more than 400 Communities in every local authority area. As the Relay travels around Scotland, up to 4,000 individual Batonbearers are carrying Her Majesty’s message until it reaches the opening ceremony at Celtic Park, Glasgow on 23rd July 2014.
The arrival of the Relay is a particularly significant milestone for Police Scotland in the lead up to the opening of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, as it signifies the first operational deployment of officers on the streets of Scotland for a Games event.
Police Scotland is responsible for the safety and security of the Queens Baton Relay while it is on Scottish soil and it is being accompanied by a dedicated and professional Security Escort Team comprising of escort runners and motorcyclists. The Security Escort Team are also being supported by local policing teams as the Baton passes through every local authority area. They are accompanying the baton en route, whilst on the road and various other methods of transport, and at any special events in local areas.
The Baton is an integral part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations and during the Opening Ceremony in Glasgow on 23rd July 2014 the Baton will be returned to Her Majesty the Queen where she will read out her message to the Commonwealth.
For further information about the Queen’s Baton Relay please visit the Glasgow 2014 website.
You can also keep up-to-date with the progress of the Queen’s Baton Relay following the Police Scotland Facebook and Twitter pages.
Queens Baton Relay in pictures
For more photos of Police Scotland and the Queens Batton Relay visit our Police Scotland blipfoto page.