Games baton set to visit Glenrothes

2014 Commonwealth Games Baton
2014 Commonwealth Games Baton

Glenrothes will welcome the Queen’s baton relay on June 26 it was revealed this week.

The relay will visit over 400 communities during its tour, offering people the chance to be a part of the excitement, celebrations and countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

And among those communities are 14 in Fife.

The route will see the baton travel from Knockhill to St Andrews via Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Falkland, Cupar, Freuchie, Leven and Anstruther.

The baton will have been on a 248-day journey through the 69 other nations and territories of the Commonwealth by the time it reaches Scotland.

Michael Cavanagh, chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, said: “The Queen’s baton relay is the ultimate symbol of the Commonwealth Games and its arrival in Scotland will be an important signal to both the athletes and the public that the Games are just around the corner.

“The baton’s journey through the country is the ideal opportunity for people to celebrate community sport and show support for their local athletes selected to represent Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014.”

Thousands of people will find out whether their nominations to become batonbearers have been successful at the end of this month.

Further information and the full programme of events for the relay will be announced nearer the time.