It’s 80 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, but before then Scotland will be hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay!
The Queen’s Baton Relay first took place in 1958 at the Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, and this year’s Relay will mark its 16th year. It is a tradition that celebrates, connects, and excites communities from across the Commonwealth in the build up to the Games.
Since its launch at Buckingham Palace on the 7th October the Baton has visited over half of the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, with events and activities staged to showcase untold stories and projects that address some of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We are now concluding our final preparations for our five-day hosting of the Baton, with visits planned to sporting clubs, schools and other notable landmarks across the country, including locations not previously visited in previous years. You will be able to follow the activity across Team Scotland social channels.
The Scotland leg starts on Saturday 18th June in Inverness, travelling down the Caledonian Way before visiting Arran on Day Two. The Baton will then travel through Ayrshire and Glasgow on Day Three and Edinburgh on Day Four, before finishing in the Borders and Dumfries on Day Five.
The Baton will then visit Northern Ireland and Wales before England, with the host nation conducting a 25-day programme covering the length and breadth of the country. The journey will conclude at the Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony at Alexander Stadium.
For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay please visit the Birmingham 2022 website. For further detail on Scottish QBR activity email firstname.lastname@example.org.