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."

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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.

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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)"

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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.

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

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

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Baton bearer - Douglas Walker

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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!"

Pollok baton bearers

The baton has just sped through Pollok, where Jessica McCreath and Rhys Warke had the honour of carrying the baton..

Vanessa Reid-Phelps and Conor Logan where greeted by flag-waving supporters during a whistle stop tour of Crookston a short time ago too.

Baton bearer - Bobby Quinn

Bobby's daughter Elizabeth got in touch via email to tell us his story.

"I have closely followed Cameron Buttle's daily baton relay reports and really enjoyed the many interesting stories about the participants. I wanted to share with you my dad's story.

"His name is Bobby Quinn (pictured below left) and he was a Scottish international athlete during the 1950s. As a sprinter he won 14 gold SAAA (Scottish Amateur Athletics Association) medals and several silver and bronze medals.

Elizabeth Quinn

"In 1954 he set a record for winning three gold medals in the one day for the relay and this record has never been equalled or bettered in 60 years. He is 85 now and still fit and well.

"I nominated him to participate in the baton relay because of his great athletics career and also because after he stopped running he was an official for the SAAA.

"He was on the organising committee for the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, which was done on a voluntary basis."

Baton bearers - Amar Ahmed and Susan Scott

Amar Ahmed, who was very well supported, seemed to have a great time during his stint with the baton in Cardonald.

He passed the baton Susan Scott , who competed internationally at junior and senior levels in badminton.

She also raises money for Cancer Research with regular charity runs.


Back on dry land

Jordan Robertson had the honour of holding the baton as it travelled by boat on the River Clyde earlier.

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When the baton arrived back on dry land at the Govan ferry terminal, Fraser Johnston was the next person to take part in the relay.

Baton bearer - Aileen McGlynn

One of the country's most successful Paralympians, Aileen McGlynn is the first person to carry the baton in Cardonald.

She has brought home medals from the past three Paralympic Games. At Beijing 2008 she won two Gold medals, and set a world record in the 1km time trial.

In 2009 she was awarded an OBE for services to disability sport.

Thank you Govan

Leanne Carmichael was the final person to take part in the relay as it moved toward its conclusion in Govan.

The baton is now in Cardonald.

Baton day in Govan

Huge cheers from the crowds in Govan as Flora Pagan hands the baton Peri Wallach.

We can sense the Commonwealth Games are edging closer as the atmosphere builds on the streets of Glasgow's South Side.

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On the streets of Govan

The relay route is now whizzing along the streets of Govan as Karen MacKellar passed the baton to Ian Boyd.

The other Govan baton bearers include Jamie Reid, Nicola Waller, Ryan Wood and Yaser Razouk.

Baton on the Clyde

Saltire Marine tweet: "The Queen's Commonwealth Baton just departed from Govan for a tour on the upper part of the River Clyde. #batonrelay"

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Legend of the Govan Fair

Yana Thandrayen

BBC Scotland

The Queen's Baton paid homage to the Govan Fair, which dates back to the 14th century, earlier this afternoon.


According to legend, the sheep's head dates back 258 years to the story of a drover who wanted to get married but was prevented by a minister, who said the wedding would take place over his dead body.

The drover killed the biggest ram he could find and paraded it around.

The ram's head was kept and it was paraded around the village each year in the weavers' procession at the Govan Fair.

Banks of the Clyde

The baton stopped for a short break across from the Riverside Museum and is now in a boat travelling on the River Clyde.

Are you there? Email or tweet #bbcbatonrelay with your pictures and baton stories.

The five Mos

Graham Stewart

BBC Scotland

The legendary Govan humour on display as Mo Jito, Mo Neerah, Mo Tivate, Mo Mentum and Mo Farah arrive in Glasgow for the Games.


Baton in Govan

Robert Campbell proudly walks with the baton along Govan Road as the relay enjoys stunning Tuesday afternoon sunshine.

Rangers legend poses with the baton

Former Rangers star Mark Hateley (left) and Graham Wallace (right) pose with baton bearer Dilawer Singh for a photograph outside Ibrox Stadium.


Skiing with the baton

Jennifer Osborne travelled down the ski slope at Bellahouston Park accompanied by skiers and a piper in full formation. A really exciting moment in this I'm sure you'll agree.

Watch again by scrolling back on the video feed at the top of this live page.


Wipe out!

Stay tuned to the video feed at the top of this page as baton bearer number 60 Jennifer Osborne, prepares to snowboard down the slope at the Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre in Bellahouston Park.

Jennifer received the baton from Sarah Mitchell, who is a former Youth Road Race and Track Sprint Champion.

'Bhangra with the baton'

Batonrelay2014 have been tweeting about the baton's south side adventure: "Bhangra with the baton: The #Glasgow Sikh community add to the party atmosphere in #Glasgow! #BatonRelay"

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Baton in Bellahouston

The Queen's Baton Relay has arrived at a sun-drenched Bellahouston Park, which is home to the Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed House for an Art Lover.