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Get ready for the Baton!

The Baton's route in Fife

The Baton’s route in Fife

The Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in the Kingdom of Fife on Thursday 26th June.

The Baton arrives in St Andrews at 6.15pm after spending the day traveling through Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Kircaldy, Glenrothes, Falkland, Freuchie, Cupar, Leven, Pittenweem, and Anstruther (you can view the Baton’s full timetable here).

The Batonbearers  were selected as part of the public nomination processes in recognition of the great work they do in the local community as well as local High School pupils. The Batonbearers in St Andrews are Sophie Pettegree, Kim Carr, Noel Grimshaw, Rosie Hazell, Sherree Rennie, Andrew Gill, Graham Bennison, Eleanor Gunstone, Aidan Harrison, David Adam and Holly Cram.


As part of the relay Fife is hosting an Evening Celebration Event at West Sands, from 6pm – 7.30pm. A carnival-themed parade will lead the way where there will be live music, a samba band, choirs and of course the Baton itself!

QBR-celebration-event-image2As part of the party there will be an attemp to break the World Record for the World’s Biggest Ceilidh! Anyone can come along to the celebration, all you have to do is attend on the evening. To take part in the ceilidh simply collect a wrist band in advance from St Andrews library, tourist information centre or local office, the bands are available now!
Fife Council is asking people to wear something tartan to help get in the spirit of the event! To save time, you can print out a registration form from this page and take it with you to collect your wristbands – we hope to see you there?

Please note there will be some road closures around the Baton’s route – full details of these can be found here.

For full and up to date information on the Baton Relay and associated celebrations please visit Fife Councils dedicated site here.