Glasgow 2014: Queen's Baton to visit Gretna wedding

Damone Barnes and Sally Virginia Eastmond The Queen's Baton will play a role in Damone and Sally's big day

A couple who met in a supermarket aisle are looking forward to a marriage with a difference in Gretna.

Damone Barnes, 52, and 49-year-old Sally Virginia Eastmond will tie the knot on Thursday - the day the Queen's Baton Relay passes through the town.

Relay organisers have chosen the couple to pose for photographs with the baton on a horse and carriage.

Damone said they were "so excited" at the prospect - even though it scuppered their plans for a secret wedding.

Gretna established itself as a wedding location after a law was passed in 18th Century England which meant couples had to be 21 before they could get married without their parents' consent.

With no such law in place in Scotland, many young lovers travelled north to Gretna for their nuptials - a tradition which has continued down the years.

'Secret wedding'

Sally and Damone, from Dorking in Surrey, were initially planning to not tell their friends and family so they could elope like English couples of old.

However, with the baton relay now a feature of their big day, the secret is out.

"We have gone up there for a secret wedding and it is going to be televised," said Damone, who works as a maintenance man at a horse riding centre.

"We didn't want anybody to know, and now the whole country is going to know. We are so excited about it."

The couple still shop in the same supermarket in Leatherhead where they first met 10 years ago.

Ran over

Shelly, a housekeeper, explained: "I went to Tesco shopping one afternoon and in a hurry I ran Damone over with the trolley.

"I ran him over again and I was totally embarrassed. I then ran him over again at the checkout.

"I said 'I'm really, really sorry what can I do to make it up to you?' and he said 'Have dinner with me'.

"We have been together ever since."

The Queen's Baton is the Commonwealth Games version of the Olympic torch. It contains a message from the Queen which will be read out at the opening ceremony of the Games.

The baton has travelled over 118,000 miles (190,000km) to 69 nations and territories of the Commonwealth since October last year.

It is currently travelling to every local authority area in Scotland, the 70th and final destination.

You can watch a video stream of the journey in Scotland every day in the run up to Glasgow 2014.

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    The roads around the main venues are moving but there lots of pedestrians so leave plenty of time for your journey.

    The Commonwealth flotilla is sailing from Greenock to Glasgow, so be prepared for delays on the A8 and M8.

    In East Lothian, the East Fortune Airshow is causing very slow traffic on the A1 and surrounding roads. Police say. traffic is moving but very slowly.

    In Edinburgh, the A720 City Bypass has slow traffic and one lane blocked eastbound between Calder and Baberton.

    In East Renfrewshire, the A727 East Kilbride Road in Clarkston is still closed because of an accident. Police are directing traffic.

     
  89.  
    Music Marathon 12:08: Via Twitter Pauline McLean BBC Scotland

    tweets: The combined might of @RSNO and @BBCSSO in rehearsal this morning for the classical music marathon. Kicks off at 1pm at Glasgow concert hall

     
  90.  
    Petrofac Training Cup 11:58:

    Today the domestic season gets under way for several teams with the newly-named Petrofac Training Cup this afternoon.

    The pick of the ties is at East End Park where rivals Dunfermline and Raith Rovers face off, but the biggest crowd of the day will likely be at Tynecastle where Hearts host Annan Athletic.

    Raith Rovers manager Grant Murray (left) and Dumfermline manager Jim Jefferies

    There will be updates throughout the afternoon, and you can also listen to Richard Gordon and co on BBC Sportsound.

    Full Petrofac Training Cup fixture list.

     
  91.  
    Red Arrows 11:52:

    The Red Arrows are headlining Scotland's national airshow in East Lothian, as they celebrate their 50th flying season.

    Red Arrows

    The RAF aerobatic team will appear at the National Museum of Flight fresh from their display at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

    Other attractions include a Hurricane, a Spitfire and one of only two surviving Battle of Britain Lancasters.

     
  92.  
    Dan the man 11:43:

    Connor Mollison tweeted: Still can't quite believe this boy in the background is now Commonwealth Champion! Well done @danwallace_

    Daniel Wallace

    Daniel Wallace won the gold medal for Scotland last night in the 400m individual medley at Glasgow 2014.

     
  93.  
    Tunnock's boost 11:33:

    Sales of Tunnock's teacakes have soared after they featured in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, a supermarket has said.

    Tunnocks tea cakes at Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony

    Customers have been stocking up on the sweet treat after giant dancing teacakes whirled around Celtic Park on Wednesday night.

    Waitrose said in the 24 hours following the ceremony, sales of the chocolate-coated marshmallow snack rose by 62%.

     
  94.  
    Inverurie take on the Games 11:24: Andrew Southwick BBC Scotland

    There's something about Inverurie and the Commonwealth Games. Hannah Miley has made it into the women's 200m breaststroke final after finishing third in heat 4 as she chases another medal to add to her growing collection.

    Cameron Brodie of Inverurie

    In addition to that, another local Cameron Brodie wins heat 2 of the 200m butterfly, defeating South Africa's Chad Le Clos who was the favourite for the race.

    Meanwhile Australia's Daniel Fox - who may or may not have links to Inverurie - smashes his own 200m freestyle world record to set a new mark of 1:57:16.

     
  95.  
    Bolt in Scotland 11:16: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: Get ready Glasgow - @usainbolt will arrive this afternoon. #Glasgow2014

    Usain Bolt
     
  96.  
    Commonwealth flotilla 11:07: Via Twitter Keir Murray BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: There are 249 crafts of all shapes and sizes in our wake as we head slowly from Greenock to Glasgow's Pacific Quay.

    Commonwealth flotilla
     
  97.  
    Eurocentral anger 10:59: Via Twitter

    A lot of fans are still waiting in large queues at the Eurocentral park and ride as they attempt to travel through to Glasgow for the Games.

    Jen Paton: "@Glasgow2014 Park & Ride?? We've been standing at Eurocentral for an hour and no buses have arrived."

    Long queues at Eurocentral park and ride

    Fay Purves: "@Glasgow2014 Not enough buses at Eurocentral - will miss the Haka! Can NZ do it again later please? Kids will be gutted to miss it.

    David Bradley: "Anyone with a coffee van? Captive audience at EuroCentral! No buses at Park & Ride."

     
  98.  
    Burton through 10:55:

    Scotland's flag bearer Euan Burton has began his attempt for a Commonwealth gold medal in the Judo 100kg category, and reaches the quarter finals with victory over Kenya's Evans Ouko Kengara.

    Euan Burton

    His wife Gemma Gibbons soon follows him with a victory of her own in the women's 78kg category.

     
  99.  
    Today's sports news 10:48: Andrew Southwick BBC Scotland

    It is not often Scottish football makes anyone in Spain sit up and take notice, however the Sun reports Real Sociedad boss Jagoba Arrasate was impressed by Aberdeen's 2-1 win over FC Groningen in the Europa League.

    Niall McGinn celebrates his goal with Ryan Jack as Aberdeen beat Groningen 2-1

    It was not such good news for Motherwell who lost to Icelandic part-timers Stjarnan and Keith Lasley - who conceded three penalties in the two ties - told the Daily Record he fears the club's already tight budget will be slashed following their exit from Europe.

    Meanwhile Dutch full-back Jeroen Tesselaar has re-joined St Mirren on a one-year deal after a season at Kilmarnock.

    Read Saturday's sports gossip

     
  100.  
    Swinney selfie 10:36: Via Twitter Graham Fraser BBC Scotland

    One person out enjoying the Commonwealth flotilla from Greenock to Glasgow today is the Scottish Government's Finance Secretary John Swinney.

    He tweeted this picture of him (right) with Ross Craig on MV Lochinvar, one of the boats taking part in the celebration.

    John Swinney (right) and Ross Craig enjoy Commonwealth flotilla

    That is some bunnet, Mr Swinney. Well done must also go to the good sir who managed to pull off a successful photobomb.

    Are you out on the flotilla? Send us your comments and pics via Twitter using #ScotlandLive, by email or by text on 80295.

     

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