Baton relay heads east

Symbolic tour reaches Manx soil

The build-up to next year’s Commonwealth Games will gather pace in the Island this weekend.

The Queen's Baton Relay is on Manx soil for a three day tour - eight months ahead of the 2018 event in Australia's Gold Coast.

It’s the baton’s 43rd stop on it's symbolic tour of Commonwealth nations.

There’s a number of chances for the public to see the baton being carried around the Island today (Saturday), starting at the National Sports Centre at 9.10am before heading to Laxey, the centre of Douglas and Cregneash this afternoon.

Schedule below:

09:10 - 12:00 - National Sports Centre, Grove’s Road, Douglas
13:00 - 13:55 - Queen’s Baton Walking Relay through Laxey Village
14:30 - 14:40 - Horse Tram along Douglas Promenade (Derby Castle to The Palace Hotel) 
15:00 - 15:30 - Richmond Travel, Strand Street, Douglas
15:30 - 16:00 - Manx Telecom, Strand Street, Douglas
16:30 - 17:00 - Harry Kelly’s Cottage, Cregneash Village
17:00 - 18:00 - Queen’s Baton Jogging Relay to the Sound

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