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Aberdeen’s Queen’s Baton Relay street level route revealed


The street level route which shows the times and locations where the public will be able to see the Queen's Baton Relay in Aberdeen on Monday, 30 June, has been revealed by the City Council.

Aberdeen Lord Provost George Adam said: "The Queen's Baton Relay route will create a unique sense of place, which will recognise Aberdeen's maritime history and diversity of industry and scenic coastal location.

"Now that the street level route is available I hope the citizens of Aberdeen and visitors alike will plan where they want to be, to cheer on and support the baton bearers, and be part of this fabulous sporting and cultural event."

Aberdeen City Council's City Promotions Manager Dawn Schultz added: "The street level route offers the public the chance to plan ahead so they can be part of the Queen's Baton Relay celebrations here in Aberdeen.

"Anyone who plans to line the route, whether they are standing at the side of the road, down by the riverside or attending the evening celebration, is reminded to be safe. We want everyone to have a great time during what will be a wonderful day for everyone in the city."

The public will be able to cheer on the baton bearers as they carry the special baton over land and sea during its 10-hour tour of the Granite City at the following times and locations:




Links Road - Royal Aberdeen Golf Club


Donmouth Crescent


Balgownie Road


Scotstown Road


Braehead Way - Bridge of Don Academy


Balgownie Road


Fairview Street


Laurel Drive


Provost Rust Drive


Springhill Road


Provost Fraser Drive


Granitehill Place - Northfield Academy


Kings Gate


Queens Road


Springfield Road


North Deeside Road


Garthdee Road - RGU: Sport


Unnamed Road - Garthdee Snowsports Centre


Garthdee Road


A90 Stonehaven Road


Riverside Drive


River Dee towpath - Adventure Aberdeen - River Dee Canoe Flotilla


South Esplanade West - Aberdeen Boat Club pontoon


Victoria Road on Victoria Bridge


North Esplanade East - Petrofac Training Facilities/Aberdeen Harbour


Footdee Quayside


Beach Esplanade


Beach Boulevard


Links Road -Transition Extreme


Beach Esplanade


St Machar Drive


High Street


College Bounds


Orchard Street


King Street


Linksfield Road - Aberdeen Sports Village


Golf Road - Aberdeen Football Club


Justice Street




Union Street


Broad Street - Marischal College


Upper Kirkgate


Blackfriars Street


St Andrews Street


Charlotte Street


John Street




Lower Denburn


Rosemount Viaduct - Union Terrace Gardens

The public is reminded that the gaps in timings are when the baton will travel in convoy mode and will not be visible. The public is also advised that timings are approximate and could change.

A day of community celebrations that will involve an exciting and diverse programme of sporting demonstrations and cultural performances, which are open to the public, includes:

8.18am – 8.33am - Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Links Road

The public are invited to watch as a celebrity golfer tees off at the first tee to mark the start of the Queen's Baton Relay through the city of Aberdeen.

8.59am – 9.29am – Bridge of Don Academy, Braehead Way

A mini Commonwealth Games for the pupils of the academy's three associated primary schools will be held on the sports fields at the back of the school. This event has been organised, managed and will be delivered by the senior pupils of the academy and is not open to the public. A number of local community groups have also been invited to attend. A Commonwealth tea for the local community will be held in local church.

10.44am – 11.23am – Northfield Academy, Granitehill Place

A mini Commonwealth Games for the pupils of the academy's six associated primary schools will be held at the front of the school facing Provost Fraser Drive. The school has also invited members of the local community to an older person's tea party. The public can view the games from the pavement outside the school.

2.32pm – 2.57pm - Fisherman's Bothy, River Dee to Aberdeen Boat Club pontoon, South Esplanade West

Led by Aberdeen City Council's Adventure Aberdeen, pupils from Kaimhill School and Kincorth Academy will form part of a canoe flotilla that will see a baton bearer carry the baton down the River Dee. The public will be able to cheer on the flotilla, from either side of the river and on the bridges, as it makes its way to the pontoon at Aberdeen Boat Club.

3.02pm – 3.17pm - Petrofac Training Services, North Esplanade East and Aberdeen Harbour (Waterloo Quay/St Clement Street/York St/Pocra Quay/New Pier Road/Pilot Square/Footdee)

The baton will be plunged into Aberdeen Harbour in spectacular fashion by the Petrofac freefall lifeboat. It will travel in convoy, led by the harbour pilot boat round the many berths which will provide a unique vantage point for the baton, in what will be a fabulous sense of place which will link the city's maritime and industrial history. This event can be viewed safely from a number of vantage points in the area.

3.42pm – 3.57pm - Transition Extreme, Links Road

A free stunt show featuring BMX bikes and skateboards will entertain the crowd as they await the baton's arrival. During the day a variety of activities will be on offer at reduced prices. Advance booking will be required for some of the activities; to find out more telephone Transition Extreme on (01224) 626279.

4.54pm – 5.28pm - Aberdeen Sports Village, Linksfield Road

Aberdeen Sports Village will be open as normal to customers and to the public who wish to view the baton activities. The baton bearer will proceed through the facilities to the new Aquatics Centre, with the route lined by individuals from across the community including children and seniors. The baton will be welcomed to the new Aquatics Centre by a variety of aquatics events and some high profile Commonwealth athletes.

6.02pm – 6.12pm - Aberdeen Football Club, Pittodrie Street

The baton will arrive at AFC and enter the Richard Donald Stand to be met by club mascot Angus the Bull, the Scottish League Cup and various local groups (youth and older people) involved in community work delivered by Aberdeen FC Community Trust. The internal aspect of this event will be by invitation only. Some activities will take place on the external Richard Donald Stand concourse from around 5pm onwards, to entertain any spectators who gather to see the arrival and departure of the Queen's Baton.

6.19pm – 6.29pm - Quadrangle, Marischal College, Broad Street

A staff Strip the Willow organised by Education, Culture and Sport at Aberdeen City Council and Citymoves, the city's dance agency, will take place in the quadrangle of Marischal College.

6.45pm – 7.30pm - Union Terrace Gardens and Union Terrace

The climax to a day-long celebration of the Queen's Baton Relay in the city will feature a packed programme of community-based activity, from 6pm until 8pm, in Union Terrace Gardens. Entertainment will include performances from Fusion Dance, Citymoves and up-and-coming singer Mitzi Wilson. A maximum of 2,000 people can be accommodated in the gardens so a large screen will be erected on Union Terrace so crowds of up to 10,000 can witness the celebrations and the arrival of the baton.

To follow the baton's journey visit the Glasgow 2014 website.