Sunday, 6 July 2014

Queens Baton Relay

Queens Baton Bonanza
MacRosty Park, Crieff
Scotland UK.
July 5th 2014

The crowd was cheering as Leslie ran into MacRosty park with the Queens Baton, the biggest and brightest smile I've ever seen upon her face. She was glowing with pride holding the baton high in the air. The crowd followed her as she made it to the bandstand for an interview and photos, she graced the crowd with high fives and hugs. It was truly a sight to see.

The rest of the morning was filled with fun for the Queens Baton Bonanza in the park, food vendors filled the air with delicious aromas, music played, people dancing and being merry, it could have easily been mistaken for a 4th of July parade from the states except in the UK. Kids filled the car park with ball games, even the grandparents joined in throwing a few hoops. I've never seen the town so patriotic. Scottish flags face painted on cheeks, flags waving, sun shining. It seems so much more cheerful than two months before when the Earl & Countess of Strathearn visited.

The sun was present for most of the day creating a beautiful backdrop for the event. Everyone made the most of the spectacle, even picnics could be seen across the green. Scotland Rugby came along to do some coaching with kids young and old which seemed a favourite of many. The BBC could be seen interviewing children and adults about the event. My favourite was the dance put on by school kids to The Proclaimers (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles. All in all it was a successful relay and everyone was happy, I don't think anyone really wanted it to end....

Even though our Queens Baton Relay day has finished in Crieff, you can follow the Baton on it's journey by going to 

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