Queen's Baton Relay

Photo of two girls from the Solomon Islands holding the baton from the Queen's Baton Relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games. It was introduced at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in 1958.

From there, it has developed as a symbolic celebration of both unity and diversity, binding the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth with the message of peace and harmony through sports.

Queen's Baton Relay information and route

The Queen’s Baton Relay was launched at Buckingham Palace on 9 October 2013.

Glasgow 2014 baton

Explore the cutting edge techniques and traditional craftsmanship used to create the Glasgow 2014 baton.

Support the Queen's Baton Relay

Graphic image with the words 'Let's Hear You'

Take part in the Games and the celebrations.

Who will carry the baton?

Photo of batonbearer for Queen's Baton Relay

Local champions will carry the baton as it tours Scotland in June and July of 2014.

Other websites

  • Queen's Baton Relay

    Follow the Queen's Baton as it travels through the Commonwealth via the Glasgow 2014 site.