Angus Queen’s Baton route is revealed

Angus routes for Baton relay
Angus routes for Baton relay

The excitement is building after the 80-mile route of the Angus leg of the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay was revealed by Angus Council and Glasgow 2014.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through Angus on Saturday, June 28.

The day begins 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 continue to Forfar, Glamis, Kirriemuir, Northmuir, Brechin and finish at Montrose with a fantastic community end of day celebration.

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.”

Chair of the Angus Games Steering Group, Councillor Jeanette Gaul, 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.”