The Queen's Baton Relay
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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, it’s 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. 

Link to coverage by the BBC (the baton relay came through and can be followed from about 11.15am) and South Ayrshire Council website.