Glasgow Firm Will Design Commonwealth Baton

A Glasgow firm 4C design is to create the Queen's Baton for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

It'll be taken on a relay to 71 competing Commonwealth nations and territories in the 10-month build-up to the Games.

Glasgow 2014's baton is already set to be trailblazer as it is will be the first to visit Rwanda as the relay covers 118,060 miles over 288 days. 

The journey begins at Buckingham Palace on October 9 when the Queen places her message to the Commonwealth. From there, the baton will travel to Glasgow and overseas. The plains of Africa to the gleaming skyscrapers of Singapore, the tropical islands of St Lucia and Dominica to Canada's snow-capped mountains are among the many locations it will visit by land, sea or air. 

It will then travel the length and breadth of Scotland on its way to the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony. 

Commonwealth Games and Scottish sport minster Shona Robison said: ``Every Games baton is unique and 4c Design Limited now has the honour of designing a small piece of Glasgow to carry the Queen's message to two billion people around the Commonwealth.'' 

Archie Graham, of Glasgow City Council, said he was ``delighted'' with the selection of 4c Design Limited. ``It is fitting that a home-grown business will design this fantastic symbol of the Games,'' he noted.