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Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay celebrations land at Glasgow Airport

​The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay tour of Scotland got underway at Glasgow Airport.

The team arrived at the airport from London ahead of a five-day programme of events and celebrations taking place around Scotland to mark the visit of the Queen's Baton as it continues its global tour.

Amanda McMillan, Glasgow Airport MD, joined Team Scotland CEO Jon Doig in welcoming the relay team and Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin as they touched down.

The Queen's Baton Relay is a Games tradition which celebrates the Commonwealth's diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come in 2018.

A key feature of every Commonwealth Games, The Queen's Baton Relay visits all 71 nations and territories before embarking on a final 100-day tour across Australia ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Opening Ceremony on April 4, 2018.  

The baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls on Commonwealth athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.