The Queen’s Baton Relay is a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games and symbolises the coming together of all commonwealth nations & territories in preparation for the four-yearly festival of sport and culture.
Her Majesty, The Queen launched the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay on its global journey on Wednesday 9 October 2013 in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace attended by some of Scotland’s greatest athletes, inspirational young people, and senior representatives from across the Commonwealth.
Since then the baton has been travelling round the commonwealth and will arrive back in Scotland on 14th June 2014 on it’s countdown to the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on 23rd July. Her Majesty The Queen will read the message that she placed in the baton at the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games.
You can follow the current progress of the baton by clicking on Queen’s Baton
So you can imagine our excitement when we found out that our nominee had been accepted. Warren Hawke will be part of the relay in Inverclyde on Monday 14th July. Hawke said “It’s an honour to have been nominated by the Community Trust and l’m delighted to have been picked as a batonbearer. We won’t find out until nearer the time what area of Inverclyde l’ll be participating in but l urge the people of Inverclyde to join the celebrations on the 14th July and be part of the Commonwealth games countdown. ”
The Queen’s Baton arrives in Inverclyde for it’s journey on Monday 14th July travelling through Gourock, Inverkip, Greenock, Quarrier’s Village, Kilmacolm and Port Glasgow. The start of Tuesday 15th will see the baton leave Inverclyde via Wemyss Bay.
Well done Warren – we’ll be there cheering for you on 14th July!!