Islay stop-off for Queen’s Baton relay

Bowmore Primary School pupils get close to the Queen's baton. Photograph: benshakespeare.com. no_a34IslayBaton13

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The build up to next year’s Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast continued Queen’s Baton Relay headed for Islay on Wednesday (August 23) as part of a five-day tour of Scotland.

After flying into the island’s airport, the baton visited Bowmore and the village primary school, where the school Gaelic choir and Highland dancers performed.

The tour also took in the Bowmore distillery and Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle  – the Columba Centre.

The relay continued on Thursday with a tour of Dundee, Kirriemuir, Aberdeen and Stirling.