Baton relay to stop off in Glenrothes for care home finals

The Queen's Baton will be coming to Kirkcaldy on June 26
The Queen's Baton will be coming to Kirkcaldy on June 26

Care home residents will compete in a tournament at Michael Woods Sports Centre during a lunchtime stop in the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The baton relay, leading up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, will make its way through Fife on Thursday, June 26, and will pass along several streets in Glenrothes.

Provost Jim Leishman said: “There are lots of events taking place along the route and the baton will be passing some great Fife landmarks. Pick your spot and get out on June 26 to support the Games as the baton passes through our communities of Fife.”

Beginning its journey in Fife at Knockhill Racing Circuit, it will pass through Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy, before it is due to arrive in Glenrothes at 12.45 p.m.

The relay will then make its way from Viewfield to the sports centre, where the finalists in this year’s ‘Going for Gold’ event will be competing.

The annual competition between care homes encourages the elderly to try out new activities and keep active. Teams from 58 homes in Fife are currently battling it out in a ‘Walk the Commonwealth Step Count Challenge’ and are training for events such as new age kurling, carpet bowls, boccia and basketball shoots.

After leaving the sports centre, the relay will make its way along Stenton Road, Beaufort Drive, Pitteuchar Road and Rothes Road, before arriving at Fife Council’s HQ.

It’s then off to Falkland, Freuchie, Cupar, Leven, Pittenweem, Anstruther, Cellardyke and finally St Andrews where an evening celebration will be held.