People across Scotland, from the Shetland Islands to Dumfries and Galloway, will have the chance to be involved in the celebrations and countdowns to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games, and show their support for Team Scotland.
The baton will visit all 32 Local Authorities and over 400 communities across Scotland before reaching the final stop of its global trek in Glasgow. Musselburgh is along the Queen's Baton relay route, passing through on 17th of June.
More details and highlights of the baton’s journey in Scotland will be announced as the time gets nearer. Successful baton-bearer nominations from thousands of applicants will be announced on the 31st of March.
By June 14th when the baton reaches Scotland, it will have travelled through all other 69 nations and territories of the Commonwealth over 248 days. The Queen’s Baton Relay is a unique tradition of the Games that uniting two billion citizens of the Commonwealth celebrating sport, diversity and peace.
Colin Beattie MSP, for Musselburgh, commented:
"The Queen's Baton Relay provides a unique opportunity to show the world what Scotland has to offer and it will provide encouragement and inspiration for children and young people to get involved in sport and the Commonwealth games.
I look forward to its route through Scotland and am confident it will receive an enthusiastic welcome from Musselburgh."