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The Queen’s Baton Relay – The Journey of the Baton

The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the XX Commonwealth Games – and this short film is your handy guide to its amazing journey.

The baton will visit 71 nations and territories, cover 190,000 kilometres and involve 1/3 of the world’s population, making it the world’s most engaging relay.

The finish line is in host nation Scotland just in time for the Opening Ceremony at the Games in Glasgow, where Her Majesty The Queen’s message to the Commonwealth will be read aloud.

Discover more, as Scottish actor Billy Boyd describes some of the people and places involved in this unique tradition.

Watch the audio-described version of this video.

Watch the British Sign Language and subtitled version of this video.

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