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The Queens’s Baton Relay will take place around a 36 mile route around Edinburgh starting on 14 June 2014.

 

Over 100 baton bearers have already been nominated on the basis of their work in sport, community or youth projects.

Councillor Steve Cardownie, Festivals and Events Champion at the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “The relay will be a fantastic opportunity for people to take to the streets to show their support for our batonbearers and celebrate Edinburgh’s part to play in the Commonwealth Games.

“It is great that the Queen’s Baton will travel throughout the Capital and into the many communities that make this city so unique.

“As host of the 1970 and 1986 Games, and co-host of this year’s diving event at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, it is fitting that the baton will be brought home to Edinburgh – the only city in the world to welcome Commonwealth Games events for a third time.

“I urge everyone to get into the spirit of the Games and join in the Edinburgh celebrations on Saturday 14 June.”

QBR Portobello with Cllr Cardownie - picmonkey QBR Portobello with Cllr Cardownie yellow

A map of the Edinburgh relay route is available online: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zsU1Yf5HvMTA.kZT2rOWgjy04

For further information on Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay route in Edinburgh, visit the City of Edinburgh Council’s Get Ready Edinburgh web sectionhttp://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20181/glasgow_2014_in_edinburgh