Queen’s Baton Relay set for a real Buchan welcome

Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton
Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton

The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in Aberdeenshire on Sunday 29 June and in Aberdeen City on Monday 30 June.

The baton is visiting more than 400 Scottish communities, offering people across the nation an opportunity to part of the excitement, celebrations and countdown toScotland’s biggest-ever sporting and cultural festival, and show their support for the home team.

The baton arrives in region on Sunday, June 29, with the celebrations starting in Stonehaven at 7.30am. The baton will leave Dunnottar Castle and make its way to its final location in Peterhead, via Banchory, Dunecht, Kintore, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, Oldmeldrum, Turriff, Banff, Macduff, Fraserburgh and Mintlaw.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on Monday, June 30, and make its way across the city, offering citizens the opportunity to show their support as local batonbearers travel over land and sea to community events before the baton’s arrival for an evening celebration at Union Terrace Gardens.

The baton will be in Fraserb urgh from 4.20pm to 5.30pm.

Entering the town at Watermill Road the route follows, College Bounds and Denmark Street, before a visit to the Lighthouse Museum.

It will arrive in Mintlaw at 5.45pm until 6.05pm. Runners make their way along Station Road at the junction with Station Way and Longside Road.

Peterhead will welcome the baton from 6.15pm to 7.30pm when it will travel along West Road, Kirk Road, King Street and Queen Street before it reaches its final destination at Catto Park for an evening of celebration at this year’s Peterhead Running Festival.