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The Queen’s Baton Relay starts its Western Isles ascent

The Baton reaches South Uist. Ben Birchall for Glasgow 2014. Copyright Glasgow2014, 2014, All rights reserved.

The Baton reaches South Uist. Ben Birchall for Glasgow 2014. Copyright Glasgow2014, 2014, All rights reserved.

The Queen’s Baton Relay set out from Castlebay this morning and has arrived in South Uist for a Commonwealth Games ‘Big Breakfast’ in Daliburgh. It will make its way up to Liniclate before taking a trip to St. Kilda by helicopter.

In the afternoon it will rejoin the Queen’s Baton Relay Convoy at Tarbert where it will be welcomed at Sir E. Scott School. The Baton will then travel to Lionel where it will reach Butt of Lewis lighthouse at around 6pm.

There will be an Evening Celebration in Perceval Square, Stornoway starting at 6.15pm. The Queen’s Baton Relay itself will begin around 7.20pm and will follow a route from the Trading Post roundabout along Bayhead and Cromwell Street and back again.

Traffic restrictions will be in place between 6.30pm and 10pm at Bayhead Street, Cromwell Street, North Beach Street, Quay Street and Castle Street and the closure of Perceval Square Pay and Display Car Park all day. Police have advised anyone with a vehicle parked on these roads to move it before 6pm if they expect to need use of it. Traffic will be diverted around the relay onto Matheson Road. Parking areas for the event will be at the Acres car park across from the Comhairle building, the Nicolson Institute and Smith Avenue car park.

 

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