LiveAs it happened: Queen's Baton Relay, Day 38, Glasgow


  1. The relay started at the Riverside Museum and ended at Victoria Park
  2. The baton was carried by zip wire from the Finnieston crane across the River Clyde to the BBC Scotland building at Pacific Quay
  3. Glasgow 2014 chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin carried the baton to the Partick Thistle ground
  4. Susan Boyle was a baton bearer at Yorkhill children's hospital

Live Reporting

By Craig Frew and Findlay Stein

All times stated are UK

Get Involved

That's it for today

Findlay Stein

BBC Scotland

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

It's been an exciting day on the relay, as the baton crossed the River Clyde by zip wire and was carried round Yorkhill hospital by Susan Boyle.

Lord Smith of Kelvin, chairman of Glasgow 2014, also got to carry the baton to Partick Thistle's ground.

We even got a chance to see it here at the BBC building in Pacific Quay, before it went up the tower at Glasgow Science Centre.

Glasgow 2014

The relay then worked its way around the west of the city before former Scottish middle-distance runner Christine Whittingham carried the baton on to the stage at tonight's evening celebration in Victoria Park.

Tomorrow, the baton relay continues its tour of Glasgow, travelling round the south of the city from Carmunnock to Shawlands.

We hope you can join us. Our 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.

Massive support

Tony Nellany

BBC Scotland

Massive crowds have turned out to watch the finale of day 38 of the Queen's Baton Relay in a wonderfully sunlit Victoria Park.

Baton bearer - John Dargie

John, who has just carried the baton, has been named as the "most dedicated coach possible" by some of his nominees.

He helps and supports young athletes at the Fusion Triathlon Club, which he formed in 2009. John, who also coaches world champion paratriathlete Jane Egan, is fully committed to promote inclusiveness in sport for all abilities.

'Games almost here'

Tony Nellany

BBC Scotland

The baton is currently at the Scotstoun Sports Campus along with the Papua New Guinea squash team.

The Commonwealth Games are almost here.


'Hello Australia'

We've been getting messages of support for the relay from all over the world. Now the baton bearers are returning the compliment.

Here's a quick "hello" from Gill Timney to her cousin Brian Ward and his two children in Melbourne, Australia, who were planning to get up in the middle of the night to watch the video stream.

We hope you enjoyed it.


Baton bearer James Boyd

Baton bearer James Boyd is doing a sterling job in Scotstoun, letting spectators touch the Queen's Baton.

Look back in pictures

Gordon Simpson looked delighted with his guard of honour in Knightswood earlier.


Carole Shields was well-supported in Drumchapel, where John McEwan was also treated to a gymnastics display.


Proud in Portugal

It's great to know that people are watching the video stream all over the world.

Ross Barrow has emailed to say:

"Just watched dad/gramps (Hugh Barrow) live from Portugal, so proud. Love Ross, Siobhan, Eve and Lois xxx."

Quiz time

As the baton relay draws to its conclusion today why not try our .

Getty Images

Baton bearer - Mark Barrow

Mark Barrow was the last person to carry the baton in Drumchapel.

Mark works as a schools-based police officer, helping to break down barriers between the police and young people.

He dedicates his spare time to children's charities, and completed this year's London marathon in full ice hockey gear to raise funds.

Baton bearer - Terry McLernon MBE

Terry is an inspirational figure within his local community. He has dedicated the last 35 years of his life to coaching and helping young people change their lives for the better in Drumchapel. Terry has won numerous awards for his work with children all over Scotland, giving them the opportunity to play table tennis.

Drumchapel Sports Centre


Make sure you click on the stream at the top of the page as we've got gymnasts going through their routines as former weightlifter John McEwan (pictured outside the centre) takes the baton round the Drumchapel Sports Centre.

'My heart is bursting'

Lilian Curley has emailed a message of support for Kathleen Murray who will carry the baton in Yoker shortly.

She says: "Good luck Kathleen. Enjoy every step. I am so proud my heart is bursting. Wish I could be there with you.

"Love and best wishes from Leeds. I'll be watching you all the way.

"Love Lilian. Danielle and Ron"

Baton bearer - Hugh Barrow

Sixty-nine-year-old Hugh has been involved in sport since the early 1950s and still contributes greatly. Hugh raced with Victoria Park AAC for more than 20 years before becoming head of sport at East Dunbartonshire Council.

Looking great (not you Clyde)

Seen earlier at the Netherton Community Centre: Games mascot Clyde posing for a picture with 107-year-old Margaret Melvin.


Baton bearer - John Sheridan

John has worked in Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre since it opened in 1994 and has helped support thousands of substance abusers. In the words of those who nominated him, John is "a determined, courageous man and is an ideal role model for all people struggling with addiction."

Baton bearer - Mahad Ahmed

Eva Michniewicz, who skipped for her entire leg of the relay, passed the baton to Mahad Ahmed.

Triple-jumper Mahad has just graduated from Glasgow School of Sport, where he was "a role model who inspired plenty of young people to get involved in sport" according to those who nominated him.

Away in Knightswood


The relay has resumed in Knightswood.

First baton bearer Eva-Ray looks a bit out of breath after running up a big hill. She hands over to Alastair Mathieson.

Photo opportunities

Colin Fraser is Temple's final baton bearer.

He's going round the crowd outside Netherton Community Centre giving everyone the chance to take pictures and touch the baton.

The relay is running slightly ahead of schedule, so he's got plenty of time to do this.

Back to top