Games baton carrier hunt

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Logo
Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Logo

The search is on to find community champions to carry the Queen’s Baton for the Glasgow 2014 
Commonwealth Games.

After travelling across 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, the final lap of the Queen’s Baton Relay will be across the length and breadth of Scotland.

The relay will pass through West Lothian on Sunday, June 15, and the Falkirk Council area on Tuesday, June 24.

Commonwealth Games organisers now need up to 4000 specially-selected people to be batonbearers and carry it towards its final destination and the opening ceremony of the Games.

Around 100 batonbearers will carry the baton each day with the relay reaching more than 400 communities during its 40-day journey. Members of the public have up until November 22, to nominate their own local champions to be batonbearers.

For a full list of what the organisers are looking for and to nominate someone go to

West Lothian’s Provost, Tom Kerr, said: “The build-up to the Commonwealth Games will be incredible and I’m sure everyone in West Lothian is looking forward to it.

‘‘Anyone who witnessed the Olympic torch relay in 2012 will know what a fantastic spectacle it is, with thousands of people turning out to play their part. I hope as many people as possible will mark June 15 in their diaries and turn out to give the baton relay a warm welcome.”