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Queen's Baton continues its journey in S... The Queen's Baton Relay, similar to the Olympic Torch Relay, is a relay around the world preceding the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. The Baton carries a message from the Head of the Commonwealth, currently Queen Elizabeth II. The Relay traditionally begins at Buckingham Palace in London as a part of the city's Commonwealth Day festivities. This time the Queen's Baton Relay began its 190,000 km journey over 288 days around the Commonwealth on the 9 Oct 2013 before opening the games on the 23 July 2014 in Scotland's Glasgow. In images baton bearer David Sedgwick crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. Images by Rob McDougall 14-Jul-2014