The Queen's Baton is now on Scottish soil and will make its way around the country before the official opening ceremony in Glasgow in 37 days time.

The Baton arrives in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday 18 June.

The relay will visit towns across the Borders, including a trip to Melrose Rugby Stadium and Selkirk Rugby Football Club.

Among the batonbearers for this section of the relay are Duns Rugby Club coach Peter Gallagher, Scottish rugby union player Lee Jones and former player Roy Laidlaw. Former Scottish national rugby captain Rory Lawson will carry the baton to Hawick where the evening celebration will take place.

  • 8:25am Duns

  • 9:30am Greenlaw

  • 10am Earlston

  • 11:05am Melrose

  • 12:10pm Tweedbank

  • 2:20pm Selkirk

  • 3:35pm Kelso

  • 4:45pm Jedburgh

  • 5:45pm Hawick

For the Scottish Borders route click here.

The Baton will arrive in Dumfries and Galloway on Thursday 19 June.

It will stop at Langholm Town Hall, where authentic Scottish pipers will play and it will pass through Dumfries to pay homage to the statue of Robert Burns. The evening celebration will take place at Stranraer’s Castle of St John.

Athlete Lynsey Sharp, mountain biker Gareth Montgomerie and Scottish internationalist bowler Colin Peacock will carry the Queen’s Baton along with other people from the region. Andrew Kerr is the conclusive batonbearer of the day.

  • 7:30am Langholm

  • 9:10am Gretna

  • 10am Eastriggs

  • 11am Dumfries

  • 1:05pm Castle Douglas

  • 2:40pm Kirkcudbright

  • 4:05pm Newton Stewart

  • 5:25pm Stranraer

For the Dumfries and Galloway route click here.