Midlothian gears up for Games fever

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Logo
Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Logo

A host of music and colour will greet the Queen’s Baton as local residents carry it through Midlothian on Monday, ending with a huge party.

The baton is scheduled to arrive at 7.45am and set off from the Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend at 8.30am.

After passing through Loanhead the baton will head into Roslin just after 9am. It will then proceed along the Main Street and is due to arrive at Rosslyn Chapel at 9.11am. The chapel’s Junior Guides, who are all in p7 at Roslin Primary School, will be in costume and ready to welcome the baton bearer to the Chapel.

There will be an opportunity for local residents to see the Baton at Rosslyn Chapel, with the gate opening just after 9am.

Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said “This will be a great day for Midlothian and I am delighted that the Queen’s Baton relay will be visiting Rosslyn Chapel, which is one of the area’s iconic buildings. Our Junior Guides will provide a fitting welcome for the baton bearer, on what promises to be a memorable visit.”

The Queen’s Baton Relay will leave the Chapel at 9.31am and travel through Penicuik, Rosewell and Bonnyrigg before stopping at the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange at around 2.10pm.

The baton will then make its way through Gorebridge, Mayfield and Easthouses before arriving at Newbattle Abbey College at 5.15pm.

From there the baton will then be carried through Dalkeith, arriving at Dalkeith Country Park for a party in the park.

At around 7.15pm a massed choir will sing-along as the crowd say farewell to the Queen’s Baton as it ends what is sure to be a memorable day in Midlothian.

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