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  1. Comedian and actor Craig Hill carried the baton at the Clyde Cruising Club in Bardowie
  2. The baton stopped at Bearsden’s historic Roman Baths and the start of the West Highland Way
  3. Milngavie, Torrance, Lennoxtown, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and Bishopbriggs are on the route today

Live Reporting

By Findlay Stein and Craig Frew

All times stated are UK

Bye for now

Craig Frew

BBC Scotland

That's all from the Queen's Baton Relay live page for today.

Thank you for all the great messages of support for the baton bearers.

Crowds welcome baton
Glasgow 2014

Tomorrow, the baton relay finally reaches Glasgow as the Commonwealth Games edge closer.

You can join us bright and early for all the excitement as the live coverage starts at 07:00 BST.

Are you, or is someone you know, taking part in the relay tomorrow?

We would love to hear from you.

You can get the latest news from the baton relay on our website.

Go William!

The crowds are being encouraged by William Tennant as we approach the end of the relay in Bishopbriggs.

Get involved

Suzanne Ryan on

email, "Just wanted to say how happy I am for Kenneth and Pauline, they are a truly lovely couple and it is very well deserved! Go Walmsleys!! From family friend, :) x"

Keith Joss also

emailed to say, "Congratulations to Hugh Wright of Lenzie Tennis Club, carrying the baton in Lenzie.

"Hugh is a key member of the Club Committee, and has also been a Boys' Brigade officer for many years."

Baton bearer - John Watret

John gives up his time for the local church and helps out with the Sunday school classes.

With his guide dog Yoshi in tow, he gives inspirational talks about living with blindness.

John Watret
Glasgow 2014

Baton in Bishopbriggs

Hold on to your hats (or brolly). The baton relay is about to begin again, as we build to a conclusion in Bishopbriggs.

Baton bearer - Kenneth Walmsley

Ken has been volunteering in his community for the last 20 years and is the club administrator and coach of Kaizen Shoto Budo Martial Arts Club.

Well done Ken!


An excited Iain Atkinson was the first person to take the baton in a rainy Bishopbriggs.

He proudly waved the baton in the air as he ran down the street.

Iain Atkinson
Glasgow 2014

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We are aware of an issue on affecting some users, and are working as hard as possible to fix it.

This issue is affecting the Queen's Baton Relay video feed for some people. In the meantime, we will continue to update our page with text and photos.

Thank you Lenzie

Look out Bishopbriggs - the baton is coming to your community.

We will have photographs from the Lenzie section of the relay soon.

Lenzie baton bearers

Jamie Steedman is the third person to take part in the relay in Lenzie.

Jamie Steedman
Glasgow 2014

He shares the baton bearing duties with Laura Ritchie, Grant Shearer and Hugh Wright.

Get involved

Excitement is starting to build for the Games, as ErinMac

tweets, "Watched the Baton Relay this morning and now off to see the dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony tonight, buzzin!"

'Well Deserved'

Irene Mcclymont got in touch via email.

"Looking forward to seeing my Uncle Jim's brother Billy Tennant carry the Baton in Bishopbriggs (missed Irene in Milngavie though as she was in the pedestrian area)."

"Many Congratulations both and well deserved," she added.

Almost Glasgow time!

Simon Dedman

BBC News

Tomorrow the #BatonRelay enters the host city Glasgow for the final 3 days of #bbcbatonrelay

We are off again!

The baton is about to depart Kirkintilloch and head to Lenzie for the next section of the relay.

The first baton bearer in the town will be Laura Ritchie.

Where's the baton?

East Dunbartonshire Council ‏have been on

Twitter: "Baton? Where's the baton? These 2 guard dogs may have taken their eye off the ball. #BatonRelay #Kirkintilloch"

two dogs
East Dunbartonshire Council

Touching the baton

Kelly Lyons
Glasgow 2014

In a great moment on the baton relay, Kelly Lyons stopped to give supporters an opportunity to touch the baton in Kirkintilloch.

Baton memories

Diana Barclay, who carried the baton in Twechar earlier, has been in touch.

She said: "Thanks to everyone who made my day so special! Especially the transport team and the police escort!

"A day I will remember the rest of my life! Hope everyone has an amazing time during the Games!"

Send us your experiences of the Queen's Baton Relay

by email.

Is Clyde a venus flytrap?

Craig Frew

BBC Scotland

We all thought Clyde was a thistle, but could he really be a venus flytrap? The jury is out.

Louise Paterson got in touch via email to send us this picture of the Commonwealth Games mascot with baton bearers Margaret Zoma and Jane McLaughlin.

Margaret Zoma, and Jane McLaughlin with Clyde
Jane McLaughlin

Nicola, so proud


tweets: "#batonrelay Nicola, so proud of u & all ur fab achievements! Enjoy baton on the barge thru Kirki! Luv Cat & midnight""

Katya was tweeting in support of Nicola Keppie, who carried the baton on the Forth and Clyde canal.

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Live at Edinburgh Castle

Tony Nellany

BBC Scotland

Tonight on @BBCOne a special gig @edinburghcastle keep an eye out for a special appearance.

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Well done Nicola

Nicola Keppie is a gifted swimmer who trains with the Temple Disability Swimming Club.

She's represented Scotland in the Special Olympics three times - winning gold, silver and bronze in Glasgow in 2005, gold and silver in Leicester four years later and gold in Bath last year.

Nicola Keppie
Glasgow 2014

Nicola is travelling with the baton on a boat along the Forth and Clyde canal.

Forth and Clyde canal

Ian Bowman carried the baton along the footpath at the Forth and Clyde canal. We are getting closer to Glasgow with every step.

Baton in Kirkintilloch

We are still having fun in the rain in Kirkintilloch as the streets are lined will baton bearer supporters.

Nicole Tucker and Craig Walker posed for photographs as the baton whistled through the town.

Nicole Tucker and Craig Walker
Glasgow 2014

Smile, it's the baton! Amy McDowall is surrounded by her supporters before her stint with the baton.

Amy McDowall
Glasgow 2014

'Loved every minute'

The McLean family - Lynne, Alistair and Heather -

emailed about the relay this morning.

"Well done to our daughter Iona McLean, who carried the baton this morning in Bearsden," the said.

"A double gold medallist in table tennis at the Special Olympics in Bath last year, you'd think she would be used to the limelight - but she was totally overwhelmed, but loved every minute.

"Huge thanks to her police escort, and particularly Ian, who was a star with her."

Here is Iona, on the right, handing the baton to Rebecca O'Toole, whose mum Deborah also emailed to say they were "overwhelmed by the number of people who turned out to welcome the baton through Hillfoot".

Rebecca O'Toole takes the baton from Iona McLean
Glasgow 2014

Baton bearer - Juliet Gold

Juliet is a keen sprinter and has represented her club, her school and Team Glasgow.

The people who nominated Juliet say "her commitment to the sport is unfaltering and conveys a positive attitude to those around her, especially to the younger pupils at Lenzie Academy whom look up to her considerably as an active schools captain."


Jennifer Guthrie has also been tweeting: "#bbcbatonrelay congratulations to Theresa Gault who carried the baton on Milgnavie Rd. Well done"

Calum Ritchie is looking ahead at the relay later: "Very proud of Laura Ritchie who is carrying the baton through Lenzie today #bbcbatonrelay #BatonRelay @Glasgow2014"

baton uniform
Callum Ritchie

Praise for the police

Jim Sweeney has

emailed to praise the baton relay's police escort. He says:

"I have watched you every day online constantly from early morning till last thing at night, and the coverage has been amazing. I will be lost when it stops.

"I think it is only correct that you inform the viewers that the people escorting the baton all over Scotland are serving officers of Police Scotland.

"I didn't realise this until today, and well done to them. They have got into the mood and are so friendly - just like real people! They are a credit to Police Scotland".

'Thanks everyone!'

Jennifer Murray tweets: "Just got to carry the baton! It's was amazing, thank you to everyone in Torrance that cheered me on!


Jennifer Murray
Jennifer Murray

Kirkie baton bearers

Gillian Dodds hands the baton to Beth Kneafsey as the relay takes place in Kirkintilloch.

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Email or tweet
#bbcbcatonrelay with your pictures and stories.

Hello Kirkintilloch

The relay has now arrived in Kirkintilloch, where Skye Howie was first baton bearer.

Skye handed over to Daniel McLauchlan.

Well done Twechar

Debra Barclay is the final baton bearer in a rainy Twechar.

Sit back and enjoy the drive as we travel to the next stop on the route, Kirkintilloch.

A dream come true

Day 32 of the relay saw the baton travel around North Ayrshire. Karen Kelly was a baton bearer that day who jokingly pretended she wouldn't hand it back.

Karen has got in touch via

email to share her experience of the event.

A smiling Karen Kelly holds Queen's baton
Karen Kelly

"I'm 42 now and it's been my dream to run with the baton since I was eight. Finally, on the 15th July in Kilbirnie, I did! I grinned for the entire day and I think this picture just sums up how meaningful it was for me to run with the Queen's baton.

"I would also like to tell everyone how utterly fabulous Police Scotland were in providing the security around the baton. Every single detail was slick and well-managed. The escort were really friendly and entered into the spirit of it all, but were uber-vigilant.

"Thank you so much to every single person involved in the baton relay. You've made my dream come true better than I could ever imagine. The best day!"

Where you can see the baton

There is still lots of time if you want to watch the baton relay today as it travels through East Dunbartonshrie. Just remember the umbrella!

Here is the rough timings for the rest of the day.

  • 15:00 BST Kirkintilloch
  • 17:40 BST Lenzie
  • 17:55 BST Bishopbriggs

Baton quiz

While we wait for the baton relay to resume, why not try our

Queen's Baton Relay quiz.

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Track the baton

The baton relay is currently making a brief stop at Twechar Healthy Living Centre before we head to Kirkintilloch for the next section of the relay.

You can follow the baton via

GPS tracker on the Glasgow 2014 website as we continue the journey through East Dunbartonshire.

Track the baton
Glasgow 2014

Baton bearer - Ian Stevenson

Ian Stevenson swapped the traditional police escort for a guard of Roman legionaries as he carried the baton through Twechar.

The village sits close to the remains of the Antonine Wall, which marked the northernmost edge of the Roman empire. Given today's weather, it's no wonder they turned back.

Baton bearer flanked by Roman soldiers
Glasgow 2014

Ian has been involved in youth work for over half a century. He formed football team Eastercraigs Boys' Club in 1960 and Lenzie Youth Club 20 years later. Both clubs are still going strong today.

Seventy-seven-year-old Ian continues to coach afterschool football and is "revered within the local community", according to those who nominated him.

Let's off-road!

A stunning photograph from our friends at Glasgow 2014 as Einir MacDonald takes the baton off-road during the relay in Lennoxtown earlier.

Einir MacDonald
Glasgow 2014

Baton bearer - Erin Gilmour

Erin was selected to carry the baton for her passion for sport, particularly netball.

Last year she coached her local netball team to their best ever performance as they finished third in a local league.

The people who nominated Erin say: "She has radically transformed the school team into one of the most popular clubs."

Erin Gilmour
Glasgow 2014

Today on the relay

It is fast becoming a baton tradition as Angela Amato received a guard of honour. She was the final baton bearer in Milton of Campsie.

Angela Amato
Glasgow 2014

Alan Hill passes the baton James Knowles as the relay route passed through Lennoxtown. As we mentioned earlier Alan is a founding member of East Kilbride Athletics Club.

Alan Hill passes the baton James Knowles
Glasgow 2014

Keep up! Wendy Lawrence picks up the pace as she runs with the baton in Lennoxtown.

Wendy Lawrence
Glasgow 2014

Get involved on Twitter

Val Bissland

tweets about the baton relay earlier: "Great to see the Commonwealth Baton at Bearsden Cross at 8.30 this morning! #bbcbatonrelay"

Baton Relay
Val Bissland

Douglas Chappelle ‏also tweets, "Loads of people in Lennoxtown for #batonrelay #bbcbatonrelay"