In pictures: Queen's baton arrives in Glasgow

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.

Broadcaster Kirsty Wark carries the Queens Baton Relay as it arrives in Glasgow Broadcaster Kirsty Wark carries the Queens Baton Relay as it arrives in Glasgow
Batonbearer 023 Nathan Arbuckle carrying the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. Batonbearer Nathan Arbuckle carrying the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at the Mitchell Library
Batonbearer 005 Sarah McGibbon carries the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at the Barrowland Sarah McGibbon carries the baton at the Barrowland ballroom
Batonbearer 034 Paula McGuire carries the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at the National Piping Centre Paula McGuire holds the baton at the National Piping Centre
Batonbearer 025 William Mitchell and Batonbearer 026 Michael Aldridge, with Clyde the Glasgow 2014 mascot, hold the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at the Glasgow School of Art William Mitchell and Michael Aldridge, with Clyde the Glasgow 2014 mascot, at Glasgow School of Art
Serign Sanneh carries the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at The Lighthouse, Glasgow Serign Sanneh carries baton at The Lighthouse
Batonbearer 043 Robin Galloway carries the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton on the Glasgow Subway Robert Robertson on the Glasgow Subway with the baton

In pictures: Queen's baton arrives in Glasgow

Batonbearer 052 Scott Maxwell carries the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at Glasgow Cathedral Scott Maxwell at Glasgow Cathedral
Batonbearer 062 John Zambonini carries the Glasgow 2014 Queen"s Baton at Celtic Park, home of Celtic Football Club John Zambonini at Celtic Park, where the opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday

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