Glasgow & West Scotland

Susan Boyle and Gordon Strachan to carry Queen's Baton

Susan Boyle and Gordon Strachan will be among the baton bearers in Glasgow
Susan Boyle and Gordon Strachan will be among the baton bearers in Glasgow

Singing star Susan Boyle and Scotland football manager Gordon Strachan are to carry the Queen's Baton in Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

A total of 400 baton bearers will carry it around Glasgow before it arrives at the Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park on Wednesday evening.

Boyle will carry the baton at Yorkhill hospital for sick children on Monday.

Strachan will take hold of it at the Hampden Park national stadium the following day.

The baton has spent at least a day in the other 31 Scottish local authority areas before arriving in Glasgow on Sunday.

queen's baton
The baton has visited 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth

The first day in Glasgow saw the baton going through the city centre, including Merchant City, Buchanan Street and George Square, taking in the communities of Garnethill, Cowcaddens, Parkhead, Dennistoun, Shettleston, Easterhouse, Garrowhill, Garthamlock, Ruckazie, Riddrie, Royston, Balornock and Springburn.

Monday will see the baton go through Anderston, Govan, Kelvingrove, Partick, Hyndland, Jordanhill, Victoria Park, Hillhead, Woodlands, Saracen, Firhill, Maryhill, Temple, Knightswood, Drumchapel, Yoker and Scotstoun.

On Tuesday, the day will kick off from Cathkin Braes for the beginning of its journey through Carmunnock, Castlemilk, Kings Park, Mount Florida, Toryglen, Polmadie, Govanhill, Gorbals, Pollokshields, Bellahoustoun, Crookston, Govan, Cardonald, Pollok, Mosspark, Dumbreck, Langside, Shawlands, Strathbungo and Queen's Park.

All 71 nations and territories taking part in the Commonwealth Games have had a visit from the baton since it set off from Buckingham Palace in October.

During the opening ceremony on Wednesday, the Queen will read out the message that has been hidden inside the baton during its journey around the world.