Queen’s Baton Relay Angus route announced

Her Majesty The Queen places her message in the baton
Her Majesty The Queen places her message in the baton

Montrose will be last town in Angus that Her Majesty The Queen’s Baton Relay will visit as it makes its way to the Commonwealth Games.

On Saturday, June 14, the baton enters its final straight as it comes home to Scotland.

It will visit more than 400 communities in the country on its 40-day journey, covering 8,000 kilometres.

On Saturday, June 28, the relay will make its way through Angus, starting in Monifieth and going through Carnoustie, Easthaven, Arbroath, Forfar, Glamis, Kirriemuir, Northmuir and Brechin, before finishing in Montrose.

It will then be handed over to Aberdeenshire.

The 288 day relay concludes on July 23 at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, when the baton is given back to Her Majesty The Queen.

Chair of the Angus Games Steering Group, councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “Everyone loves the Queen’s Baton Relay and like a lot of people, I have been following the baton as it makes its way across the Commonwealth.