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What did Scottish councils spend on the Queen's Baton Relay?

Scottish councils spent over £1.7m on events associated with the Queen's Baton Relay, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland. Image copyright Thinkstock
Image caption Scottish councils spent over £1.7m on events associated with the Queen's Baton Relay, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

BBC Scotland research has found that Scottish councils spent more than £1.7m on events associated with the Queen's Baton Relay.

Here is a summary of what each local authority spent on the relay, and what items they spent the most on.

How much did Scottish councils spend on the Queen's Baton Relay?
Authority name Amount spent Ranking Population ranking Largest expenditure
Aberdeen £50,852.31 8th 8th £22,027.97 - Council road services
Aberdeenshire £18,747.50 25th 6th £12,000 - Announcer/host, security and PA systems
Angus £8,707.11 30th 19th £3,399.45 - Staffing and marshalling
Argyll and Bute £19,205.00 24th 25th £7420.00 - Entertainment
Clackmannanshire £7,391.26 31st 29th £2652.82 - Bunting
Dumfries and Galloway £22,350.00 22nd 12th £8,000.00 - End of day celebration
Dundee £14,630.15 28th 14th £4,000.00 - Traffic cones
East Ayrshire £30,665.80 18th 16th £14,591.50 - Traffic management
East Dunbartonshire £44,162.91 12th 20th £10,608.00 - Look Book street dressing and flags
East Lothian £46,752.02 10th 21st £7,565.00 - Children's YMI arts activities
East Renfrewshire £48,295.00 9th 24th £7,805.00 - Publicity, marketing, print costs
Edinburgh £99,378.00 4th 2nd £70,000 - Evening celebration production fees
Falkirk £32,625.07 16th 11th £8,425.00 - Sound and stages
Fife £36,783.00 14th 3rd £13,491.00 - Security
Glasgow £500,000.00 1st 1st Unknown
Highland £28,996.93 19th 7th £10,146.06 - Traffic management
Inverclyde £26,930.74 20th 28th £8,665.00 - Barrier hire
Midlothian £19,701.00 23rd 27th £10,362.71 - Staff costs
Moray £15,502.33 26th 26th £5,467.20 - Transportation
Na h-Eileanan Siar £10,900.00 29th 30th Unknown
North Ayrshire £150,007.00 2nd 15t £94,815.00 - Entertainment and infrastructure
North Lanarkshire £52,578.00 7th 4th £52,000.00 - Banners
Orkney £5,560.56 32nd 32nd £2,061.67 - Extra ambulance on standby
Perth and Kinross £112,373.57 3rd 13th £8,350.00 - Gareth Gates
Renfrewshire £55,122.16 6th 10th £11,718.00 - Traffic management
Scottish Borders £45,295.25 11th 17th £22,022.18 - Event costs
Shetland Islands £34,789.47 15th 31st £4,898.00 - Crowd management
South Ayrshire £68,265.00 5th 18th £15,729.00 - Generic Commonwealth bunting
South Lanarkshire £30,756.66 17th 5th £17,223.35 - Fencing, barriers, flags and banners
Stirling £25,971.00 21st 23rd £5,850.00 - Outdoor screen
West Dunbartonshire £15,459.00 27th 22nd £8,527.00 - Entertainment and infrastructure
West Lothian £37,841.15 13th 9th £21,294.57 - Road closures and traffic management