The schedule for the Queen’s Baton Relay Aberdeenshire leg on 29 June has been released.
The baton arrives in Aberdeenshire on Sunday 29 June with the celebrations starting in Stonehaven at 7.30am, the baton will leave Dunnottar Castle and make its way to its final location in Peterhead, via Banchory, Dunecht, Kintore, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, Oldmeldrum, Turriff, Banff, Macduff, Fraserburgh and Mintlaw.
According to the schedule the Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in Turriff from Oldmeldrum at around 2pm. The baton will travel along High Street, Main Street, Fife Street and Banff Street before heading to Banff and Macduff.
Aberdeenshire Provost Councillor Jill Webster is delighted that so many citizens have the opportunity to be part of the relay she said
This is a great opportunity for local people to be involved in this historic global event. It promises to be a great day and I am sure people will be out in droves to cheer on the batonbearers as they pass through their communities.
I am proud that Aberdeenshire is welcoming the Queen’s Baton and I think the events will fill local people with fond memories that will last for years to come.
Aberdeenshire’s wonderful landscapes, towns and villages are sure to provide a stunning backdrop for the relay.
The approximate times for the baton are
7.30am – 7.50am – Dunnottar Castle and Stonehaven
After the relay kicks off at Dunnottar Castle the batonbearers will be cheered on by Stonehaven folk at the Open Air Swimming Pool before passing through the town centre taking in Allardice Street, Barclay Street, Evan Street and Slug Road.
8.50am – 9.50am – Crathes and Banchory
Running by Crathes Public Hall and the Royal Deeside Railway the batonbearers will enter Banchory visiting Station Road, Scott Skinner Square and will stop by Banchory Primary School where they will be greeted by pupils, parents and staff.
10am – 10.07am – Dunecht
The people of Dunecht can view the batonbearers as they run along Gauchill Road.
10.15am – 10.47am – Kintore
The Baton Relay will pass along School Road and Northern Road.
10.50am – Noon – Port Elphinstone and Inverurie
Passing through Port Elphinstone along Elphinstone Road the relay then enters Inverurie High Street and passes along Market Place, West High Street, Blackhall Road, Burghmuir Drive and North Street.
1pm – 1.40pm – Oldmeldrum
The batonbearers break for lunch at Meldrum Academy before running along Colpy Road, Commercial Road and, Cowgate before visiting Glengarioch Distillery.
2pm – 2.09pm – Turriff
The route takes in the High Street, Main Street, Fife Street and Banff Street.
2.25pm – 3.50pm – Banff and Macduff
After visiting Duff House and Banff Castle the batonbearers follow the High Street down to the Quayside and take a trip across the harbour to Macduff where they run along Crook O’Ness Street, Skene Street and Buchan Street.
4.20pm – 5.30pm – Fraserburgh
Entering the town at Watermill Road the route follows, College Bounds and Denmark Street, before a visit to the Lighthouse Museum.
5.45pm – 6.05pm – Mintlaw
Runners make their way along Station Road at the junction with Station Way and Longside Road.
6.15pm – 7.30pm – Peterhead
Travelling along West Road, Kirk Road, King Street and Queen Street before the baton reaches its final destination at Catto Park for an evening of celebration.
The routes will be clearly signposted one week prior to the event, and there will be no waiting or parking on the route on the day the Queen’s Baton Relay passes.