Where to see the Queen’s Baton Relay for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Where to see the Queen’s Baton Relay for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

After an impressive journey across the globe, venturing through Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean, the Queen’s Baton Relay is expected to begin the final leg of its world tour in Edinburgh on Sat 14 Jun. The capital will serve as the first Scottish port of call for the baton as it begins its forty-day relay across country ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The relay will launch from Heriot-Watt University and stretch 36 miles across Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the Portobello Promenade and Princes Street Gardens, where it will be welcomed with a community concert. Over 100 baton-bearers have been nominated to participate in the relay through Edinburgh.

Besides the joy of cheering on the baton, celebrations will include a concert by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on the eve before the relay (Fri 13 Jun), family sports activities and a farmers market at Heriot-Watt University, a 21 gun salute at the Castle at 12.30pm, a school run for children and a ‘Tryathon’ for budding athletes to attempt Commonwealth Games sports at Meadowbank.

At the end of its Edinburgh tour, the Queen’s Baton will head to South Queensferry on Sat 15 Jun, so that it can continue its tour across Scotland, before concluding in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony on Wed 23 Jul.

Tickets for the Ross Bandstand concert in Princes Street Gardens and the Edinburgh Raises the Baton gala Classical concert are available from the Usher Hall box office. See the Commonwealth Games website for more information on the Queen's Baton Relay.

Queen’s Baton in Edinburgh

14 June 2014 — Heriot-Watt University to Princes Street Gardens

  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Murrayfield Tram Stop (10:45am)
  • Shandwick Place (11:00am)
  • Lothian Road
  • Grassmarket
  • Lawnmarket
  • Edinburgh Castle (11:45am)
  • Royal Mile
  • Scottish Parliament (12:45pm where it will stay for 35 minutes.)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (1:30pm)
  • Queen’s Drive
  • Meadowbank Stadium (1:50pm, baton leaves at 3:10)
  • London Road
  • Leith Walk (3:30pm)
  • Leith Links (4:15)
  • Seafield Place (4:20)
  • King’s Road (4:25pm)
  • Portobello Promenade
  • Duddingston Low Road
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (5:45pm where it will stay for 45 minutes.)
  • The Meadows (6:50pm)
  • George IV Bridge and the Mound
  • Princes Street Gardens (7:20pm, concert at 6:00pm)

15 June 2014 — Hawes Pier to South Queensferry

  • Hawes Pier (8:00am)
  • Hawes Brae, The Loan
  • South Queensferry (8:35am)

Queen’s Baton in Scotland 2014

  • 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
  • 28 June Angus
  • 29 June Aberdeenshire
  • 30 June Aberdeen
  • 1 July Shetland Islands
  • 3 July Moray
  • 4 July Perth & Kinross
  • 6 July Stirling
  • 8 July Eilean Siar, Comhairle nan
  • 10 July Orkney Islands
  • 11 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
  • 20–23 July Glasgow