LiveAs it happened: Queen's Baton Relay, Day 39, Glasgow


  1. Relay started in Carmunnock and ended in Shawlands
  2. Scotland manager Gordon Strachan carried the baton at Hampden Stadium
  3. Baton travelled by boat along the River Clyde
  4. The baton visited Mount Florida, the Gorbals, Bellahouston, Govan and Cardonald

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By Graham Fraser and Craig Frew

All times stated are UK

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Craig Frew

BBC Scotland

That's all for the live coverage for today, join us again at 09:00 BST as we get on our marks and get set for the Commonwealth Games.

One more sleep...

Former athlete Allison Curbishley is the final baton bearer on day 39 of the relay in Scotland.

She won a silver medal for Scotland in the 400m at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and in the same year won a bronze in the 4x400m relay at the European Championships in Budapest.

The baton will now enjoy an evening celebration at Queen's Park, before having its final sleep ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Join the live coverage tomorrow from 09:00 BST as we look ahead to the opening ceremony and relive some of the great baton moments too.

You can get the latest news from the baton relay on our website.

Final stages for the baton

Fantastic scenes as the relay route travels through Queen's Park. Elizabeth Mahindru and Anne-Marie Hughes are among the final baton bearers.

'Very proud'

Danielle Watters got in touch via email to say: "Very proud of my gran and her achievements as a blind bowls coach. She truly deserved to carry the baton! Love her loads."

Danille Watters

Scottish cyclist with the baton

Cyclist James McCallum will compete for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

This will be his fourth and final Games as he plans to retire after Glasgow 2014.

He represented Scotland in the team pursuit, scratch and points races at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and again in 2006 in Melbourne in the scratch and points and road races - winning a bronze medal in the former.

Good luck James!

Scottish breakfast surprise

Carol Kirkwood has just been joined by the BBC Breakfast team during her moment with the baton. The crowds are cheering and the sun is beaming down.


Daley's happy

Olympic and Commonwealth legend Daley Thompson has just arrived in Glasgow.

He tweets: "I've come to Glasgow4the at gatwick very good Humored,cabbie in Glasgow funny and volunteers happy&smiling"

Thompson also posted: "I think the city is ready so let the games begin #PB's4everyone"

And now the weather...

BBC Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood is preparing to run with the baton in Glasgow's Queen's Park.


She has brought the sun with her, as it has reached at least 25C in the city today.

Baton bearer - Eleanor McKinlay

For more than 20 years Eleanor has been a passionate coach for disability sports.

The people who nominated her say she is "inspirational" and "works to encourage and support primary aged children with physical disabilities and learning disabilities to participate in a wide range of sports".

Curling champion takes the baton

A big high five from Adam Whitelaw to Angie Malone as they exchanged the baton.

Angie was part of the Team GB Paralympic curling team that won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics.

She is also the former winner of the Scottish Wheelchair Curling Championship Sportsmanship Award.

Glasgow 2014

Baton bearer - George Paterson

George has devoted the last twenty years to voluntary work for people in his local community.

He is also the chairman of Dixon Centre and Community Care Project, which services the south side of Glasgow.

George has also volunteered with two social care organisations for the elderly.


Batonrelay2014 on twitter, "Lots of interest from coos about the #BatonRelay. When this is done though we'll definitely need a wee-calf (week aff)"

Glasgow 2014

Baton bearer - Brian Burnett

BBC Radio Scotland host Brian Burnett waves the to crowds as he runs with the baton in Pollok Park,

He looked up in awe at the baton during his stint in the relay. Did Brian get a sneaky look at the Queen's message?

It's Dumbreck's turn

Look out people of Dumbreck, the baton relay is making its way along your highways and byways

Fraser Armstrong was the first person to take part in the relay.

Have you carried the baton today? We would like to hear form you - email or tweet #bbcbatonrelay.

'Very humbled'

Kelvinside Academy teacher Fiona Kennedy who carried the baton : "@KAGlasgow @Batonrelay2014 Pupils showing their support - very touched & humbled. Thank you."

Baton relay restarts

Frances McMeeking gets the relay restarted in Bellahouston. She passes the baton to Grace Whitton.

Today on the relay

The Commonwealth Games are so close we can almost touch them, and this is also the final day for baton bearers in Glasgow.

The supporters who have cheering from the sidelines today have helped Glasgow's south side come alive.

Glasgow 2014

Margaret Cargey dances with Hardev Singh as the baton travels through Pollokshields.

Glasgow 2014

Red baton arrows -Jennifer Osborne leads the formation at Bellahouston Ski Centre in Glasgow.

Glasgow 2014

Baton bearer - Douglas Walker

Glasgow 2014

Douglas is a former Scottish sprinter and takes the baton as we travel around Bellahouston Park for the second time today.

In 1998 he won gold in both the 200m and 4x100m relay at the European Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Get involved

Kimmy tweets, "Commonwealth games baton relay was good. So proud of my wee brother!"

Daniel Jones also on twitter, "Watching the #BatonRelay pass through my home Mosspark on the live feed in work. What a superb experience!"

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