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  1. The baton made its way from Howwood to Paisley
  2. Altered Images singer and Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan carried baton in Johnstone
  3. BBC radio presenter Shereen Nanjiani took part in the relay in Erskine

Live Reporting

By Craig Frew and Findlay Stein

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight from us

    That's all from Queen's Baton Relay Live for today.

    Once again the turnout has been fantastic all day, building to a peak in Paisley when the crowds were five deep in places.

    Pop star and actress Clare Grogan carried the baton in Johnstone, and BBC Radio Scotland's Shereen Nanjiani took a turn in Erskine.

    However, the relay is for everyone and our picture of the day shows Lauren McCready getting some support from a very special constable.

    Lauren McCready

    The baton is in West Dunbartonshire tomorrow. Join us from 07:20 BST for live coverage.

    Are you, or is someone you know, taking part in the relay tomorrow? We would love to hear from you on email.

    For the latest on the baton relay visit our website.


  2. Coming up tomorrow

    The relay travels around West Dunbartonshire tomorrow, from Duntocher to Clydebank.

    Here is a rough timetable if you're planning on cheering the baton.

    • 07:25 BST Duntocher
    • 08.33 BST St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank
    • 09:05 BST Clydebank
    • 10:40 BST Dalmuir
    • 12:15 BST Old Kilpatrick
    • 12:55 BST Dumbarton
    • 15:20 BST Balloch
    • 17:25 BST Jamestown
    • 17:55 BST Clydebank
  3. It's a baton, not a torch!

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    Slight baton malfunction.

    The LED illuminating the Queen's message went out, and the baton was removed for a quick battery change.

    In the meantime a local woman, Angie McGuire, who was parading her own homemade torch, offered her services, much to the amusement of the crowd.

    Baton/torch swap

    A relit baton soon appeared and the convoy continued to its final destination, the Lagoon leisure centre.

    The evening celebrations are now in full swing.

  4. Town and gown

    Paisley has given the baton a great welcome today. Even the academics at the University of the West of Scotland left their desks to join in the fun.

    Professor Craig Mahoney, principal and vice-chancellor, tweets: "#bbcbatonrelay VP Jeanne Keay ready for @Glasgow2014 baton relay to pass @UniWestScotland @thecgf in Paisley"

    Craig Mahoney and Jeanne Keay
  5. Amazing turnout

    Findlay Stein

    BBC Scotland

    Is anyone in Paisley actually indoors at the moment?

    There must be thousands lining the streets to cheer on the final baton bearers in glorious sunshine.

    Neilston Road was five deep in places.

  6. Dancing Deveney

    Michael Deveney proved a crowd-pleaser during his stint with the baton.

    Michael Deveney

    He received some massive cheers, possibly as a result of his unorthodox dance moves.

  7. 'Proud to be part of it'

    Renfrewshire is full of Twitter users, it seems.

    An enthusiastic Gayle Russell, who carried the baton in Gallowhill, tweets: "One of the best things you can experience in your life - proud to be part of it - #bbcbatonrelay"

    Gayle Russell
  8. Still cheering

    They're still cheering in Paisley for this evening's final batch of baton bearers.

    Gavin McArdle has just handed over to Callum Matthews.

    Gavin McArdle hands the baton to Callum Matthews
  9. Baton buddies

    Glasgow2014 tweeted a picture of Team Scotland's Kenneth Bain with Jim Goodwin (left) and Gary Teale.

    Baton bearer Kenneth Bain poses with Gary Teale and Jim Goodwin

    They say: "Off the field: Hockey player Kenneth Bain meets us with some of the @saintmirrenfc team in #Paisley! @Team_Scotland"

  10. Baton bearer - Bill Ferguson

    Bill Ferguson

    Eighty-five-year-old Bill is today's oldest baton bearer. He is vice-chair of Glenburn community council and, in the words of those who nominated him, "his attitude and commitment are an inspiration to all, especially the young".

  11. Team support

    Fellow Team Scotland hockey player David Forsyth was watching Kenneth Bain on our live video stream.

    Screengrab of baton relay video feed showing Kenneth Bain running with baton

    He tweeted: "Just watched my bro @Kennybain13 carry the baton #bbcbatonrelay"

  12. 'What a day' for the Jordans

    Jordan Holmes carried the baton in Renfrew.

    He tweets: "Best day of my life today was a once and a lifetime experience and I was glad to be a part of it #bbcbatonrelay"

    Jordan Holmes

    Jordan Szafranek, from the Scotland karate squad, was the next baton bearer. He tweeted a selfie with the other Jordan.

    He says: "What a day, thanks to everyone who came out and supported me!!! #bbcbatonrelay"

    Jordan Holmes and Jordan Szafranek
  13. Baton bearer - Kenneth Bain

    Kenneth Bain received a very warm reception from the Paisley crowd.

    Kenneth is a member of Team Scotland's hockey squad, and also competed at the 2010 Games in Delhi.

  14. Party time

    They're having a party at the University of the West of Scotland to celebrate the baton's arrival in Paisley today.

    Kim Macintyre, an academic administrator, says: "#BBCBatonRelay waiting for the baton @UniWestScotland"

    UWS baton party
  15. Baton bearer - Denzel Darku

    Denzel Darku handed the baton to Alisha Paterson.

    Denzel Darku

    Denzel is a volunteer football coach and a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

  16. Relay great fans

    Katherine Bradley has emailed this picture of Anne Kerr with her granddaughters Amy and Zoe, relay fans extraordinaire.

    Grandmother with granddaughters, who are wearing Clyde hats and carrying Scottish flags

    Katherine says: "They're such big fans that they watched the baton relay in Bridge of Weir and then drove back to Bishopton to watch it there too!"

  17. 'Class' selfie

    One of the Renfrew baton bearers, Euan Cleary, has posted a selfie on Twitter using our hashtag.

    Euan says: "Absolutely class today! Weather was awesome and so was everyone that came out to see the baton! #BBCBatonRelay"

    Euan Cleary
  18. Baton bearer - Nessie Shields

    Nessie Shields

    Eighty-one-year-old Nessie was a foster carer who eventually adopted three of the children she looked after. She also helped with the Boys' Brigade and was a swimming coach for the City of Glasgow club.

  19. Arms up for Ashley

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    A great, well-attended visit to Renfrew comes to an end.

    Baton bearer passes through archway of arms

    Ashley Hutchison was the final baton bearer, given the honour of a "Grand Old Duke of York" by the police escort.

  20. Robert is ready

    Robert Taft will shortly carry the baton in Gallowhill. We've received a couple of tweets supporting him.

    His son, also Robert, says: "@Jameseyboy01 @JoanTaft @lorzo1 looking forward to watching my Dad today carry queens baton with everyone #proud #bbcbatonrelay"

    Wife Joan adds: "Looking forward to my husband Robert Taft being a baton bearer at 4.30pm #bbcbatonrelay"

    Baton bearer poses on doorstep holding miniature Clyde cut out.

    Thanks to Joan for tweeting the picture using #bbcbatonrelay.

  21. Baton bearer - Lauren Collie

    Thirteen-year-old Lauren Collie is Renfrewshire's youngest baton bearer, and is getting some of the day's biggest cheers. Cars and buses are also sounding their horns in support.

    Keen swimmer Lauren has gained her 1,000m badge and has reached the highest level in the Shark class. She is also a Seconder in the Brownies, and her school's boccia champion.

    Here she is handing the baton to Hayley Strickland.

    Hayley Strickland and Lauren Collie
  22. Here we mo!

    They're getting ready in Ralston. Elsie68 has tweeted this picture using #bbcbatonrelay.

    Baton bearers, some of whom are doing Mo Farah's 'mo-bot' sign

    She says: "#bbcbatonrelay waiting to leave at ralston mo farrah inspired"

  23. 100 not out

    Derrick McInally

    Derrick McInally, looking good in his kilt, has the honour of being today's 100th baton bearer.

  24. A day in the life of the Queen's Baton Relay

    Day 30 of the relay saw the baton travel from Fort William to Greenock.

    You can now watch its 12 hour journey compressed into under a minute in a day in the life of the Queen's Baton Relay.

    QBR timelapse image of Dunoon
  25. The police are looking younger these days

    Lauren McCready was joined at the start of her stint with a young lad dressed as a police officer.

    She then zig-zagged along the road, allowing as many of the cheering crowd as possible to touch the baton.

    Lauren McCready
  26. Baton bearer - Chris Quinn

    A kilted Christopher Quinn received the baton from Elizabeth Stewart in Renfrew.

    Chris made a small boy at the roadside very happy when he stopped and gave him a miniature Clyde toy he was carrying. He then handed over to the next baton bearer, wife Joan-Anne.

    Joan-Anne and Chris Quinn

    Chris is chief performance officer with Renfrew Baths, and volunteers his time to encourage children to be more active and to promote sports within the community.

  27. Renfrew welcomes the baton

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    Massive crowds and deafening cheers through Hairst Street in Renfrew. The sun is beating down strongly on the baton bearers.

  28. Dress rehearsal?

    If you were wondering how Scotland's athletes will look collecting their Commonwealth Games medals, then wonder no more.

    Team Scotland tweeted this picture of 400m hurdler Eilidh Child.

    They say: "Take a look at what Team Scotland athletes will wear on the podium! #GoScotland"

    Eilidh Child in tracksuit
  29. Baton bearer - Helen Moir

    Inchinnan's final baton bearer is Helen Moir.

    Helen works for local charity Active Communities, which aims to deliver and support physical activity and sport across Renfrewshire.

  30. Baton bearer - Rana Majid Haq

    Cricketer Majid was a member of the 2007 Scottish World Cup squad.

    Rana Majid Haq
  31. Relay on track

    BBC producer Simon Dedman tweets: "Baton bearer 86 runs the #batonrelay around Park Mains High School in Erskine #bbcbatonrelay"

    Park Mains High School

    Park Mains High School

  32. Tour de Renfrewshire

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    Keen cyclists Charlie Macleod from Howwood and Ewan McDonald from Johnstone have been following the baton relay every step of the way today.

    "We decided on a whim to follow it this morning," Ewan told me. "It's a nice view and the turnout has been great."

    Charlie Macleod and Ewan McDonald

    They had no problems keeping up with the convoy - in fact, they've been ahead of us at most points. They were rewarded by a photo with the baton during a stop at Erskine.

  33. Baton bearer - Morven Donald

    Morven Donald

    Morven spends three hours each week coaching sport. Through the Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme she teaches first aid to children with disabilities.

  34. Well done sir

    School teacher David Milligan carried the baton in Houston earlier. One of his former pupils, Naomi Butterworth, has emailed to offer him "huge congratulations".

    Naomi says: "For many years he has been an inspirational teacher, particularly where sports are concerned and keeping kids active.

    "He was our teacher at school and has been Harrison's for the last four years."

    David Milligan

    She continues: "We are so proud of you! A well-deserved honour. Congratulations from Naomi, Rachel, Coral and Harrison".

  35. Back under way

    Fraser Gunn

    The baton relay is back under way. Fraser Gunn carried the baton out of the grounds of Erskine Hospital to the cheers of the crowd.

  36. Quiz time

    While we wait for the baton relay to resume, why not try our .

    Bulb generic
  37. 'Come on, come on!'

    Altered Images singer and Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan carried the Queen's Baton in Johnstone on Day 34 of the relay's tour around Scotland.

    Clare Grogan carries the Queen's baton in Johnstone

    In this video, the actor and singer tells of her excitement at being given the chance to carry the baton.

  38. Proud aunt

    Louise Wilson emailed this picture of her nephew Scott Wilson carrying the baton in Johnstone earlier today.

    Scott Wilson carries baton

    It looks like she wasn't the only one taking his picture.

  39. Erskine visit

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    BBC Radio Scotland's very own Shereen spent a lot of time with the veterans at the Erskine home and their families, giving everyone a chance to touch the baton.

    Shereen Nanjiani
    Shereen Nanjiani poses with veterans at Erskine hospital
  40. Baton takes break

    The relay has paused for a lunch break. The action should resume shortly.

  41. Baton bearer - Angela MacVicar

    Last to carry the baton in Bishopton was Angela MacVicar.

    Angela MacVicar

    Angela worked for 10 years with the Anthony Nolan Trust, during which time she lost her daughter to leukaemia. She then founded her own charity, Rainbow Valley, which helps those affected by cancer.

  42. Shereen steps out

    Shereen Nanjiani and Kimberley Clark

    The relay has arrived in Erskine. First baton bearer Kimberley Clark has just handed over to BBC Scotland radio presenter Shereen Nanjiani.

  43. Action from Langbank

    Bernard Gonet was first to carry the baton in Langbank.

    Baton bearer Bernard Gonet

    Russell Overend (right) then passed it to Andrew Evans.


    Russell has organised Langbank's gala days for the last three years, reintroducing the event after a gap of a decade. He also volunteers on the community council and project managed the creation of a new village football field.

  44. Baby bites baton

    Prior to his stint with the baton Stuart McPhail posed for some pictures with his family.

    Stuart McPhail and family

    The baby must have been ready for lunch, judging by the way the baton was chewed.

  45. Baton bearer - Kirsteen Miller

    Kirsteen Miller has just carried the baton through Bishopton.

    Kirsteen Miller

    Physiotherapist Kirsteen is an international badminton player who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2002.

  46. Hello Bishopton

    Barbara Morgan

    Barbara Morgan is the first person to carry the baton in Bishopton.

    The relay has already been to Langbank, and we hopefully bring you some pictures from there very soon.

  47. Journey round the Commonwealth

    Prior to its 40 day tour of Scotland, the Queen's baton has spent the last nine months making a journey around the Commonwealth.

    It has travelled almost 120,000 miles and visited 70 nations and territories since since it left Buckingham Palace in October last year.

    To mark the relay's arrival in Glasgow, BBC Scotland is broadcasting a documentary about its epic trip.

    The programme airs on BBC Two in Scotland at 17:55 BST on Sunday.

  48. Right turn, Clyde!

    Simon Dedman

    BBC News

    Coverage maybe slightly delayed as we have come across some bother, a low bridge. Our vehicle is on a detour in Renfrewshire.

    Baton relay bus
  49. Houston, not a problem!

    Large crowds gathered in Houston as Patricia MacKinnon passed the baton to Alan Marshall.

    Patricia is a former 100m athlete and competed at the Commonwealth Games in 1970.

    Patricia MacKinnon passed the baton to Alan Marshall

    James Fallon was the last baton bearer in the town. Next stop, Langbank.

  50. Mission accomplished - Bridge of Weir

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    Crowds lining the streets two or three deep in parts of Bridge of Weir.

    Some of these Renfrewshire crowds seem like they are vying with each other to be the most enthusiastic! We've also been helping whip up the mood in the media vehicle.

    crowds in Renfrewshire
  51. Well done Toni!

    Emotional scenes as Toni Napolitano walks with her supporters during her stint with the baton in Bridge of Weir.

    Toni Napolitano walks with her supporters
  52. High-five!

    A big high-five from Scottish hockey internationalist Samantha Judge to Andrew Girvan, as we continue the relay in Bridge of Weir.

  53. 'Amazing community support'

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    We witnessed amazing community support in Linwood. Some of the biggest and most enthusiastic crowds so far.

    Linwood crowds
  54. Touchdown Brookfield

    Laura Forbes is the first baton bearer in the Renfrewshire town.

    The people who nominated Laura, who has fought back from serious illness, say "she is positive and caring towards everyone".

    Laura helps to support fellow disabled people through work she does with the local housing association.

    Well done Laura!

    Laura Forbes
  55. Are you watching the relay?

    The baton is now on its way to Brookfield.

    Watch the video feed at the top of this page for all the latest.

    Send you pictures and stories via email or tweet #bbcbatonrelay.

  56. Get involved on email

    Maura and Des Browne are watching the video feed of the relay in Washington DC in support of Charles Lapsley. They emailed in to say:

    "Saw some of Charles's pals at Wallace Court with the Baton, brilliant! Linwood now, here's Charles! Looking good, well done, Cuz, fantastic to see him and family. Thanks to all who made it possible."

    Sam Browne added, "Well done Charles from everyone who couldn't be there today."

    Charles Lapsley

    Share your baton stories via email.

  57. Linwood welcomes the baton

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    Fantastic turn out in Linwood. The sun is out, there are huge cheers and people are waving their flags like mad.

    Linwood baton celebrations
  58. Today on the relay

    It's been a very busy morning as the relay travels through Renfrewshire.

    We've had local heroes, athletes and celebrities all having their moment with the baton and it has just turned 11am!

    The baton bearer supporters have also been out in force as the sun shines.

    Boy with Clyde toy
    Children wave flags
  59. Go Rachel!

    There was lots of support in Kilbarchan earlier for baton bearer Rachel Hyslop, including this fantastic homemade sign.

    Support for Kilbarchan baton bearer Rachel Hyslop
  60. Boycotts and Broken Dreams: The Story of the 1986 Commonwealth Games

    Tonight, at 10.35pm, a documentary about one of the most fascinating periods of Commonwealth Games history will be shown on BBC One Scotland.

    Boycotts and Broken Dreams: The Story of the 1986 Commonwealth Games reveals the sporting triumphs from athletes who are now household names - Steve Cram, Daley Thompson, Tessa Sanderson and Scotland's own Liz McColgan, winner of the 10,000m gold medal.

    But these were Games when sport locked horns with politics over the issue of sanctions against the brutal apartheid regime in South Africa.

    Learn the stories of some of the athletes who were affected by the 1986 Games and discover the role of controversial media tycoon Robert Maxwell and a suspected Japanese war criminal.

  61. Elderslie baton bearers

    The relay made a brief stop in Elderslie, where William McLeod, Helen Rice, Julie Campbell and Lesley Compston ran with the baton.

  62. Baton in Elderslie

    The relay route has now reached Elderslie, where Karen Costello was the first to receive the baton.

    A former javelin athlete, Karen competed at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria and is now a shot put, discus and javelin coach.

  63. Keep up!

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    Baton bearer number 34 Rebecca Craig is running so fast the police runners are struggling to keep up! "I train up this hill," she says to them.

  64. 'Beaming smile'

    Graham Stewart

    BBC Scotland

    Huge cheers for number 32, Scott Wilson, who had a beaming smile on his face.

    Looks so happy to be walking with the baton, which has been specially attached to his walking frame. A lot of love for him here in Johnstone.

  65. Scott Wilson takes the baton

    Clare Grogan handed the baton to Scott Wilson in Johnstone.

    Scott Wilson

    Scott's family and friends gathered around for a photograph before his stint with the baton. They even made a rather fetching 'Go Scott!' banner.

  66. Stardust in Johnstone

    Huge crowds on the streets of Johnstone to witness Clare Grogan running with the baton into Houston Square.

    Clare Grogan
    Clare Grogan
  67. Clare Grogan

    Altered Images singer and Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan carries the Queen's Baton in Johnstone.

  68. Johnstone arrival

    Ritchie Hocking is the first baton bearer in Johnstone, and put the baton escorts through their paces with a sprint up the street.

  69. Clyde knitwear

    Simon Dedman

    BBC News

    Look carefully and spot the knitted Clyde hats in Kilbarchan.

    Could this be next fashion must-have on the streets of Renfrewshire?

    Baton relay
  70. Clare's custom uniform

    Pop star and actress Clare Grogan will run with the baton in Johnstone later this morning. She has even customised her uniform!

    Clare Grogan
  71. Kilbarchan trip for the baton

    Craig Frew

    BBC Scotland

    Watch the video feed at the top of this page for the latest from the Queen's Baton Relay.

    Bagpipes are blaring as the relay travels through streets of the Kilbarchan.

    Are you there? Tweet #bbcbatonrelay or email your pictures and stories.

  72. Baton weather

    Prepare yourself as we are about to answer the big question of the day - will I need an umbrella?

    BBC Weather's Susan Powell has the latest forecast.

    "It should be a lovely day with the sun shining on the Queen's Baton as it makes its way across Renfrewshire today."

    Leave that brolly at home.

    weather map
  73. Baton in Lochwinnoch

    Supporters lined the streets of Lochwinnoch to cheer on the five baton bearers in the town.

    Corinne Hutton, Katherine Clark, Gary Fawcett (below, right), Andrew Graham (below, left) and Hayley Douglas all had the honour of carrying the baton.

    Gary Fawcett (below, right), Andrew Graham (below, left)

    Katherine Clark was the second baton bearer in the town.

    Katherine Clark

    Big thumbs up for the supporters from Hayley Douglas as the baton departs Lochwinnoch. Next stop, Kilbarchan.

    Hayley Douglas
  74. Baton bearer - Corinne Hutton

    Corinne Hutton was cheered as she carried the baton along the streets of Lochwinnoch earlier.

    She created a charity called 'Finding your feet' after she had a quadruple amputation as a result of contracting septicaemia last year.

    Corrine Hutton

    She has now dedicated her life to the charity and hopes to help others who suffer from similar conditions.

  75. Baton bearer - David Hill

    David is dedicated to sailing. The people who nominated him say he developed a training programme for young people and adults in the local community.

    He also volunteers his time to improve access to sailing to people with disabilities and encourages sailing clubs to become more inclusive.

    David Hill
  76. Howwood baton bearers

    Ronald Brown, Alice McGonigle, Rhys Burton and David Hill complete the line up of baton bearers who will be celebrated in their local community of Howwood this morning.

  77. We are off!

    Former Commonwealth cyclist Katrina Hamilton kicks off the baton relay in Howwood.

    Katrina Hamilton

    Katrina was a Scottish, British and World Title Holder and has represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 and Melbourne in 2006.

  78. Where can I see the baton?

    The Queen's Baton will begin its journey through Renfrewshire in Howwood and will travel through towns and villages including Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Johnstone, Elderslie and Linwood.

    It will also visit Brookfield, Bridge of Weir, Houston, Langbank, Bishopton, Erskine, Inchinnan, Renfrew and Gallowhill, before arriving in Paisley for an evening celebrations.

    baton map

    If you would like to go out and see the baton relay today, here are some rough times for you:

    • 07:55 Howwood
    • 08:15 Lochwinnoch
    • 08:30 Kilbarchan
    • 09:10 Johnstone
    • 09:50 Elderslie
    • 10:15 Linwood
    • 10:50 Brookfield
    • 11:05 Bridge of Weir
    • 11:25 Houston
    • 11:50 Langbank
    • 12:00 Bishopton
    • 12:35 Erskine
    • 14:15 Inchinnan
    • 14:25 Renfrew
    • 16:10 Gallowhill
    • 16:35 Paisley
  79. Good morning

    Craig Frew

    BBC Scotland

    Good morning and welcome to Day 34 of the Queen's Baton Relay in Scotland.

    Today the baton relay will travel from Howwod to Paisley as it travels around Renfrewshire.