Arrangements in place for baton relay

The Commonwealth Games Baton, which contains a message from Her Majesty The Queen
The Commonwealth Games Baton, which contains a message from Her Majesty The Queen

The excitement is building as the 80-mile route of the Angus leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay has been revealed by Angus Council and Glasgow 2014.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through Angus on Saturday, June 28. The day will begin at 8 a.m. in Monifieth with Angus Provost Helen Oswald and Monifieth elected members welcoming the Queen’s Baton from Dundee.

Around 100 baton bearers will then help it make its way to Carnoustie, East Haven and on to Arbroath where it will pass the historic Arbroath Abbey.

The baton relay will then continue to Forfar, Glamis, Kirriemuir, Northmuir, Brechin and finish at Montrose with a fantastic community end-of-day celebration.

The 40-day tour around Scotland will cover 8,000 kilometres and include more than 400 communities, showcasing the nation’s most-iconic landmarks and culture, and end the baton’s journey around the commonwealth.

Speaking at the announcement, Angus Provost Helen Oswald said: “Saturday June 28 will be a special day for our county and for the baton bearers nominated for their contribution to life in their local community. I hope the people of Angus will give the Queen’s Baton Relay and our baton bearers a very warm reception and make it a day to remember as we build towards Angus playing its part as a proud host venue for the Games.”

Councillor Jeanette Gaul, chairwoman of the Angus Games Steering Group, said: “The party will be getting started in Angus with the arrival of the baton and I’m sure that there will be a warm welcome from Angus residents and to the local heroes who will carry the baton.”

A full interactive route map for Angus is available online at