Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Fraserburgh, museum on June 29

The Baton will visit the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses later this month.
The Baton will visit the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses later this month.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in Aberdeenshire on Sunday, June 29 and in Aberdeen City on Monday, June 30.

The baton is visiting more than 400 Scottish communities, offering people across the nation an opportunity to be part of the excitement, celebrations and countdown to Scotland’s biggest-ever sporting and cultural festival, and show their support for the home team.

The baton arrives in region on June 29 with the celebrations starting in Stonehaven at 7:30am. It will leave Dunnottar Castle and make its way to its final location in Peterhead, via Banchory, Dunecht, Kintore, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, Oldmeldrum, Turriff, Banff, Macduff, Fraserburgh and Mintlaw.

Entering the town at Watermill Road, at 4:20pm, the Fraserburgh route follows College Bounds and Denmark Street, before it visits the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on Monday June 30 and make its way across the city, offering citizens the opportunity to show their support as local batonbearers travel over land and sea to community events before the baton’s arrival for an evening celebration at Union Terrace Gardens.

The routes will be clearly signposted one week prior to the event, and there will be no waiting or parking on the route.

Aberdeenshire Provost Councillor Jill Webster is delighted that so many citizens have the opportunity to be part of the relay. She said: “This is a great opportunity for local people to be involved in this historic global event.

“It promises to be a great day and I am sure people will be out in droves to cheer on the batonbearers as they pass through their communities.”