are you game for 8am start to relay?

Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton
Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton

Members of the public will have to get up early to catch the 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay when it’s scheduled to arrive in Queensferry on Sunday, June 15.

For the baton will arrive by car at the Hawes Pier at 8am and will then be carried by torchbearers along Newhalls Road, the High Street and up The Loan. From there it will then be transferred to another car and whisked off to West Lothian.

The amount of time spent in Queensferry is expected to be just 35 minutes but at least that is more than the time which was allotted for the London Olympics torch two years ago.

Almond Councillor Norman Work said: “I am glad the council, which is co-ordinating the baton event within the Edinburgh area, have included Queensferry after the disappointment of the Olympic Torch debacle.

‘‘ At least they have listened to the communities response last time around.’’

Scheduled to take part in the baton relay locally so far are Queensferry High pupil Ben Grant, RNLI member Don Quate and Julia Cross.