New safety advice for baton relay party goers

Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Photocall ,Pollok Park  Glasgow
Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Photocall ,Pollok Park Glasgow

As the Queen’s Baton returns to Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow officers from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have urged people to celebrate safely.

Peterhead residents will be able to enjoy the celebrations when the baton visits town on Sunday, June 29.

The relay will travel through the town centre before a huge pageant at Catto Park and Balmoor Stadium.

The day is likely to be busy across the town as it coincides with the annual Running Festival.

Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay, the SFRS director of prevention and protection, said: “We want people to have a great time and by taking a few simple precautions everyone can ensure the once-in-a-lifetime event is remembered for all the right reasons.

“Anyone who is planning a street party should consider fire safety. Tell your local authority so they can work with us to make sure firefighters can always get to emergencies in areas where streets are closed.

Information on when the baton will visit a city, town or village near you can be found on the Glasgow 2014 website at