In pictures: Queen's baton arrives in Glasgow

  • 20 July 2014
  • From the section Scotland

The Commonwealth Games baton has arrived in the host city following its marathon journey around the world.

The Queen's Baton returned to Glasgow, marking the final countdown to the opening ceremony of the 2014 Games on Wednesday.

The baton relay, which got under way in October, is now on its 285th day.

It has already been held aloft by tens of thousands of bearers across 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

Image caption Broadcaster Kirsty Wark carries the Queens Baton Relay as it arrives in Glasgow
Image caption Batonbearer Nathan Arbuckle carrying the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at the Mitchell Library
Image caption Sarah McGibbon carries the baton at the Barrowland ballroom
Image caption Paula McGuire holds the baton at the National Piping Centre
Image caption William Mitchell and Michael Aldridge, with Clyde the Glasgow 2014 mascot, at Glasgow School of Art
Image caption Serign Sanneh carries baton at The Lighthouse
Image caption Robert Robertson on the Glasgow Subway with the baton

In pictures: Queen's baton arrives in Glasgow

Image caption Scott Maxwell at Glasgow Cathedral
Image caption John Zambonini at Celtic Park, where the opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday