The Queen's Baton Relay is a tradition
of the Commonwealth Games and symbolises the coming together of all
Commonwealth nations and territories. The current relay began at
Buckingham Palace on 9th October 2013, when Her Majesty The Queen
placed Her message to the Commonwealth into the baton. Since then,
its been making its way round 70 Commonwealth nations and
territories, carried by thousands of inspirational baton bearers.
The Queen's Baton Relay arrived in Scotland as the host nation
on Saturday 14th June, 2014 and was welcomed to South Ayrshire on
day 7 Friday 20th June, 2014. During its day in South Ayrshire,
the baton made its way from Ballantrae to Ayr, via Girvan, Maybole,
Alloway, Mossblown, Tarbolton, Symington, Dundonald, Troon and
Prestwick, carried by 107 baton bearers. Pictured are Senga Mason,
Kayleigh Haggo, David Kiltie and Peter Mason.