Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Commonwealth Games: Forth bridge event for Queen's Baton relay

Comedian Rhona Cameron carried the baton at the Forth Bridge
Image caption Comedian Rhona Cameron carried the baton at the Forth Bridge

The Queen's Baton Relay started its second day in Scotland at the Forth Bridge.

Comedian Rhona Cameron carried the baton from the famous landmark, north of Edinburgh.

The Queen's baton, the Commonwealth's version of the Olympic torch, is on a 40-day tour of Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The baton contains a message from the Queen, which will be read out at the opening ceremony on 23 July.

You can follow the baton relay in West Lothian live on the BBC website, with a video stream showing the baton bearers as they take part in the relay.

After travelling 118,000 miles and visiting 70 nations and territories, the baton arrived in Scotland on Saturday.

Image caption Beaming smile from Kirsten Alex Mills as she runs with the baton.
Image caption Maya Kamat (right) with Linlithgow's first baton bearer Craig Bathgate
Image caption Matthew Ball was joined by a bunch of people wearing Matthew Ball masks and carrying replica batons
Image caption Alastair Hay carries the baton on the canal at Linlithgow

The second day of the relay saw the baton travel through West Lothian.

It was carried by members of the community in Queensferry, Broxburn, Uphall, Linlithgow and Armadale.

Whitburn, Bathgate and Livingston were also on the route.

Highlights included a trip on the canal in Linlithgow and a visit to the town's palace.

The day finished with a celebration in Livingston's Howden Park.

The Queen's baton relay route:

  • 14 June: City of Edinburgh
  • 15 June: West Lothian
  • 16 June: Midlothian
  • 17 June: East Lothian
  • 18 June: Scottish Borders
  • 19 June: Dumfries and Galloway
  • 20 June: South Ayrshire
  • 21 June: East Ayrshire
  • 22 June: South Lanarkshire
  • 23 June: North Lanarkshire
  • 24 June: Falkirk
  • 25 June: Clackmannanshire
  • 26 June: Fife
  • 27 June: Dundee City
  • 28 June: Angus
  • 29 June: Aberdeenshire
  • 30 June: Aberdeen City
  • 1 July: Shetland Islands
  • 2 and 3 July: Moray
  • 4 and 5 July: Perth & Kinross
  • 6 and 7 July: Stirling
  • 8 July: Eilean Siar
  • 10 July: Orkney Islands
  • 11 and 12 July: Highland
  • 13 July: Argyll and Bute
  • 14 July: Inverclyde
  • 15 July: North Ayrshire
  • 16 July: East Renfrewshire
  • 17 July: Renfrewshire
  • 18 July: West Dunbartonshire
  • 19 July: East Dunbartonshire
  • 20 to 23 July: Glasgow City

A comprehensive list of towns the baton will visit each day in Scotland can be found on the Glasgow 2014 website.

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