South Scotland

Glasgow 2014: Borders prepares for Queen's Baton Relay

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Image caption Pupils at Hawick's Drumlanrig St Cuthbert's Primary are among those preparing for the arrival of the Queen's Baton Relay

Preparations are well under way in the Borders for the arrival of the Queen's Baton Relay in Scotland this weekend.

Having travelled around the world, it will cross the border at Coldstream on Saturday ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.

Among those getting ready for its arrival have been pupils at Drumlanrig St Cuthbert's Primary in Hawick.

They have been rehearsing their Hawick-a performance - a cross between the New Zealand Haka and a common riding song.

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Image caption The baton arrives in the Borders on Saturday and returns to the region the following week

The baton crosses into the Borders on Saturday before heading up to Edinburgh later in the day.

It will return to the Borders on 18 June.

It spends a total of 39 days in Scotland, finishing its journey in Glasgow.

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Image caption The pupils have been rehearsing a performance of the Hawick-a - a mix of the Haka and the traditions of the Borders common ridings
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Image caption After its return to the Borders on 18 June, the baton will cross into neighbouring Dumfries and Galloway the following day

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