The Queen’s Baton leaves Buckingham Palace today and will travel for nine months around the globe!
“The tradition is for the Head of the Commonwealth, currently Queen Elizabeth ll, to write a message that is carried within a baton until it is finally read aloud to officially open the 2014 Games in Glasgow.
During the next nine months the baton will travel around the globe to the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
Read the guide to the Queen’s Baton Relay to find out more about the journey.
This blog will share the culture, history and experiences as we join the baton on this adventure.”
Read the full article and keep up to date with the blog here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-queens-baton-relay-24354025
The Big Song Relay
‘Hands Up for Trad have been asked by the Commonwealth Games to put together The Big Song Relay across Scotland to celebrate the arrival of the Queen’s Baton! As part of the ‘Big Big Sing‘ (a programme of events to celebrate singing throughout 2014 and the Commonwealth Games) there could be an opportunity for your choir to sing on the QBR (Queen’s Baton Relay/Route).’
Register your interest here: http://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/scotlandsings/the-big-song-relay/