Queen's Baton Relay comes to Scotland

The Queen's Baton relay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games is making it's way around Scotland. It has been to the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway as part of the 40-day relay to Glasgow.

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Queen's Baton Relay made secret wedding 'much more special'

A couple who had eloped to Gretna Green for a 'secret' wedding ended up taking part in the Queen's Baton Relay.

Damone Barnes and Sally Eastmond, from Dorking in Surrey, told ITV Border what it was like to take part in a huge event on their wedding day no one was meant to know about.

Actress Ashley Jensen carried the baton in the couple's horse drawn carriage from The Old Blacksmiths Shop at Gretna Green.

They will be married at 4pm today, Thursday 19 June.


Queen's Baton Relay: Gretna

Ashley Jensen was the first baton bearer in Gretna Credit: ITV Border

The baton started in Gretna at the Old Blacksmiths Shop. Scottish actress Ashley Jensen, who starred in Ugly Betty and Extras with Ricky Gervais, was one of the baton bearers.

Ashley carried the baton in a horse drawn carriage Credit: ITV Border
12 baton bearers took part in the relay to Malor Park Credit: ITV Border

Queen's Baton Relay: Langholm

Crowds and pipers were up early this morning and were out on the streets of Langholm to welcome the baton relay to Dumfries and Galloway.

The street were lined with people of all ages Credit: ITV Border
Dale making his way to the monument Credit: ITV Border

The baton started at Langholm Monument and was carried by Common Riding Cornet 2014, Dale Irving supported by his right hand man Alasdair Cavers and left hand man, Andrew Elliot.

There were five baton bearers from the town Credit: ITV Border

Langholm Pipe Band and Langholm Town Band lead the Cornet and The Queen's Baton down Langholm High Street.

People were up early to see the relay leave Langholm Credit: ITV Border

Queen's Baton Relay makes its way to D&G

The baton relay went through the Scottish Borders yesterday Credit: ITV Border

The Queen's Baton Relay will continue its journey through the region. Yesterday 100 baton bearers carried it from Duns to Hawick. Today, Thursday 19 June, it's Dumfries and Galloway's turn.

The baton will begin its journey in Langholm and travel all the way to Stranraer, including a ride in a horse and carriage with a bride and groom at Gretna.

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