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Summary

  1. The baton made its way from Howwood to Paisley
  2. Altered Images singer and Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan carried baton in Johnstone
  3. BBC radio presenter Shereen Nanjiani took part in the relay in Erskine

Live Reporting

By Craig Frew and Findlay Stein

All times stated are UK

Goodnight from us

That's all from

Queen's Baton Relay Live for today.

Once again the turnout has been fantastic all day, building to a peak in Paisley when the crowds were five deep in places.

Pop star and actress Clare Grogan carried the baton in Johnstone, and BBC Radio Scotland's Shereen Nanjiani took a turn in Erskine.

However, the relay is for everyone and our picture of the day shows Lauren McCready getting some support from a very special constable.

Lauren McCready
Glasgow 2014

The baton is in West Dunbartonshire tomorrow. Join us from 07:20 BST for live coverage.

Are you, or is someone you know, taking part in the relay tomorrow? We would love to hear from you on

email.

For the latest on the baton relay visit our

website.

Goodnight.

Coming up tomorrow

The relay travels around West Dunbartonshire tomorrow, from Duntocher to Clydebank.

Here is a rough timetable if you're planning on cheering the baton.

  • 07:25 BST Duntocher
  • 08.33 BST St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank
  • 09:05 BST Clydebank
  • 10:40 BST Dalmuir
  • 12:15 BST Old Kilpatrick
  • 12:55 BST Dumbarton
  • 15:20 BST Balloch
  • 17:25 BST Jamestown
  • 17:55 BST Clydebank

It's a baton, not a torch!

Graham Stewart

BBC Scotland

Slight baton malfunction.

The LED illuminating the Queen's message went out, and the baton was removed for a quick battery change.

In the meantime a local woman, Angie McGuire, who was parading her own homemade torch, offered her services, much to the amusement of the crowd.

Baton/torch swap
BBC

A relit baton soon appeared and the convoy continued to its final destination, the Lagoon leisure centre.

The evening celebrations are now in full swing.

Town and gown

Paisley has given the baton a great welcome today. Even the academics at the University of the West of Scotland left their desks to join in the fun.

Professor Craig Mahoney, principal and vice-chancellor, tweets: "

#bbcbatonrelay VP Jeanne Keay ready for @Glasgow2014 baton relay to pass @UniWestScotland @thecgf in Paisley"

Craig Mahoney and Jeanne Keay
Craig Mahoney

Amazing turnout

Findlay Stein

BBC Scotland

Is anyone in Paisley actually indoors at the moment?

There must be thousands lining the streets to cheer on the final baton bearers in glorious sunshine.

Neilston Road was five deep in places.

Paisley
BBC
Paisley
BBC

Dancing Deveney

Michael Deveney proved a crowd-pleaser during his stint with the baton.

Michael Deveney
Glasgow 2014

He received some massive cheers, possibly as a result of his unorthodox dance moves.

'Proud to be part of it'

Renfrewshire is full of Twitter users, it seems.

An enthusiastic Gayle Russell, who carried the baton in Gallowhill, tweets: "One of the best things you can experience in your life - proud to be part of it -

#bbcbatonrelay"

Gayle Russell
Gayle Russell

Still cheering

They're still cheering in Paisley for this evening's final batch of baton bearers.

Gavin McArdle has just handed over to Callum Matthews.

Gavin McArdle hands the baton to Callum Matthews
Glasgow 2014

Baton buddies

Glasgow2014 tweeted a picture of Team Scotland's Kenneth Bain with Jim Goodwin (left) and Gary Teale.

Baton bearer Kenneth Bain poses with Gary Teale and Jim Goodwin
Batonrelay2014

They say: "Off the field: Hockey player Kenneth Bain meets us with some of the @saintmirrenfc team in #Paisley! @Team_Scotland"

Baton bearer - Bill Ferguson

Bill Ferguson
Glasgow 2014

Eighty-five-year-old Bill is today's oldest baton bearer. He is vice-chair of Glenburn community council and, in the words of those who nominated him, "his attitude and commitment are an inspiration to all, especially the young".

Team support

Fellow Team Scotland hockey player David Forsyth was watching Kenneth Bain on our live video stream.

Screengrab of baton relay video feed showing Kenneth Bain running with baton
BBC

He

tweeted: "Just watched my bro @Kennybain13 carry the baton #bbcbatonrelay"

'What a day' for the Jordans

Jordan Holmes carried the baton in Renfrew.

He

tweets: "Best day of my life today was a once and a lifetime experience and I was glad to be a part of it #bbcbatonrelay"

Jordan Holmes
Jordan Holmes

Jordan Szafranek, from the Scotland karate squad, was the next baton bearer. He tweeted a selfie with the other Jordan.

He says: "What a day, thanks to everyone who came out and supported me!!!

#bbcbatonrelay"

Jordan Holmes and Jordan Szafranek
Jordan Szafranek

Baton bearer - Kenneth Bain

Kenneth Bain received a very warm reception from the Paisley crowd.

Kenneth is a member of Team Scotland's hockey squad, and also competed at the 2010 Games in Delhi.

Party time

They're having a party at the University of the West of Scotland to celebrate the baton's arrival in Paisley today.

Kim Macintyre, an academic administrator, says: "#BBCBatonRelay waiting for the baton @UniWestScotland"

UWS baton party
Kim Macintyre

Baton bearer - Denzel Darku

Denzel Darku handed the baton to Alisha Paterson.

Denzel Darku
Glasgow 2014

Denzel is a volunteer football coach and a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Relay great fans

Katherine Bradley has

emailed this picture of Anne Kerr with her granddaughters Amy and Zoe, relay fans extraordinaire.

Grandmother with granddaughters, who are wearing Clyde hats and carrying Scottish flags
Katherine Bradley

Katherine says: "They're such big fans that they watched the baton relay in Bridge of Weir and then drove back to Bishopton to watch it there too!"

'Class' selfie

One of the Renfrew baton bearers, Euan Cleary, has posted a selfie on Twitter using our

hashtag.

Euan says: "Absolutely class today! Weather was awesome and so was everyone that came out to see the baton!

#BBCBatonRelay"

Euan Cleary
Euan Cleary

Baton bearer - Nessie Shields

Nessie Shields
Glasgow 2014

Eighty-one-year-old Nessie was a foster carer who eventually adopted three of the children she looked after. She also helped with the Boys' Brigade and was a swimming coach for the City of Glasgow club.

Arms up for Ashley

Graham Stewart

BBC Scotland

A great, well-attended visit to Renfrew comes to an end.

Baton bearer passes through archway of arms
BBC

Ashley Hutchison was the final baton bearer, given the honour of a "Grand Old Duke of York" by the police escort.

Robert is ready

Robert Taft will shortly carry the baton in Gallowhill. We've received a couple of tweets supporting him.

His son, also Robert, says: "@Jameseyboy01 @JoanTaft @lorzo1 looking forward to watching my Dad today carry queens baton with everyone #proud #bbcbatonrelay"

Wife Joan adds: "Looking forward to my husband Robert Taft being a baton bearer at 4.30pm #bbcbatonrelay"

Baton bearer poses on doorstep holding miniature Clyde cut out.
Joan Taft

Thanks to Joan for tweeting the picture using

#bbcbatonrelay.

Baton bearer - Lauren Collie

Thirteen-year-old Lauren Collie is Renfrewshire's youngest baton bearer, and is getting some of the day's biggest cheers. Cars and buses are also sounding their horns in support.

Keen swimmer Lauren has gained her 1,000m badge and has reached the highest level in the Shark class. She is also a Seconder in the Brownies, and her school's boccia champion.

Here she is handing the baton to Hayley Strickland.

Hayley Strickland and Lauren Collie
Glasgow 2014

Here we mo!

They're getting ready in Ralston. Elsie68 has tweeted this picture using

#bbcbatonrelay.

Baton bearers, some of whom are doing Mo Farah's 'mo-bot' sign
Elsie68

She says: "#bbcbatonrelay waiting to leave at ralston mo farrah inspired"

100 not out

Derrick McInally
Glasgow 2014

Derrick McInally, looking good in his kilt, has the honour of being today's 100th baton bearer.

A day in the life of the Queen's Baton Relay

Day 30 of the relay saw the baton travel from Fort William to Greenock.

You can now watch its 12 hour journey compressed into under a minute in

a day in the life of the Queen's Baton Relay.

QBR timelapse image of Dunoon
BBC

The police are looking younger these days

Lauren McCready was joined at the start of her stint with a young lad dressed as a police officer.

She then zig-zagged along the road, allowing as many of the cheering crowd as possible to touch the baton.

Lauren McCready
Glasgow 2014

Baton bearer - Chris Quinn

A kilted Christopher Quinn received the baton from Elizabeth Stewart in Renfrew.

Chris made a small boy at the roadside very happy when he stopped and gave him a miniature Clyde toy he was carrying. He then handed over to the next baton bearer, wife Joan-Anne.

Joan-Anne and Chris Quinn
Glasgow 2014

Chris is chief performance officer with Renfrew Baths, and volunteers his time to encourage children to be more active and to promote sports within the community.

Renfrew welcomes the baton

Graham Stewart

BBC Scotland

Massive crowds and deafening cheers through Hairst Street in Renfrew. The sun is beating down strongly on the baton bearers.

Renfrew
BBC

Dress rehearsal?

If you were wondering how Scotland's athletes will look collecting their Commonwealth Games medals, then wonder no more.

Team Scotland tweeted this picture of 400m hurdler Eilidh Child.

They say: "Take a look at what Team Scotland athletes will wear on the podium! #GoScotland"

Eilidh Child in tracksuit
Team Scotland

Baton bearer - Helen Moir

Inchinnan's final baton bearer is Helen Moir.

Helen works for local charity

Active Communities, which aims to deliver and support physical activity and sport across Renfrewshire.

Baton bearer - Rana Majid Haq

Cricketer Majid was a member of the 2007 Scottish World Cup squad.

Rana Majid Haq
Baton Relay 2014

Relay on track

BBC producer Simon Dedman

tweets: "Baton bearer 86 runs the #batonrelay around Park Mains High School in Erskine
#bbcbatonrelay"

Park Mains High School
BBC

Park Mains High School

Tour de Renfrewshire

Graham Stewart

BBC Scotland

Keen cyclists Charlie Macleod from Howwood and Ewan McDonald from Johnstone have been following the baton relay every step of the way today.

"We decided on a whim to follow it this morning," Ewan told me. "It's a nice view and the turnout has been great."

Charlie Macleod and Ewan McDonald
BBC

They had no problems keeping up with the convoy - in fact, they've been ahead of us at most points. They were rewarded by a photo with the baton during a stop at Erskine.

Baton bearer - Morven Donald

Morven Donald
Glasgow 2014

Morven spends three hours each week coaching sport. Through the Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme she teaches first aid to children with disabilities.

Well done sir

School teacher David Milligan carried the baton in Houston earlier. One of his former pupils, Naomi Butterworth, has emailed to offer him "huge congratulations".

Naomi says: "For many years he has been an inspirational teacher, particularly where sports are concerned and keeping kids active.

"He was our teacher at school and has been Harrison's for the last four years."

David Milligan
Glasgow 2014

She continues: "We are so proud of you! A well-deserved honour. Congratulations from Naomi, Rachel, Coral and Harrison".

Back under way

Fraser Gunn
Glasgow 2014

The baton relay is back under way. Fraser Gunn carried the baton out of the grounds of Erskine Hospital to the cheers of the crowd.

Quiz time

While we wait for the baton relay to resume, why not try our

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'Come on, come on!'

Altered Images singer and Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan carried the Queen's Baton in Johnstone on Day 34 of the relay's tour around Scotland.

Clare Grogan carries the Queen's baton in Johnstone
BBC

In

this video, the actor and singer tells of her excitement at being given the chance to carry the baton.

Proud aunt

Louise Wilson

emailed this picture of her nephew Scott Wilson carrying the baton in Johnstone earlier today.

Scott Wilson carries baton
Louise Wilson

It looks like she wasn't the only one taking his picture.

Erskine visit

Graham Stewart

BBC Scotland

BBC Radio Scotland's very own Shereen spent a lot of time with the veterans at the Erskine home and their families, giving everyone a chance to touch the baton.

Shereen Nanjiani
BBC
Shereen Nanjiani poses with veterans at Erskine hospital
BBC