Queen’s Baton route in Galloway announced

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The route the Queen’s Baton Relay will take through the towns of Galloway was announced on Wednesday.

The baton will arrive on Thursday, June 19, and will travel through Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart and Stranraer.

Here are the routes and timings:

Castle Douglas

Start (approximately 1.00pm) - Ernespie Road – King Street – Marle Street – Lochside Road – Carlingwark – Lochside Road – Marle Street – Queen Street – King Street

Finish (approximately 2.35pm) - King Street (Threave Terrace).


Start (approximately 2.50pm) - Tongland Road (Junction with Boreland Road) – St Mary’s Street High Street –

Castle Bank – St Cuthbert’s Street – Beaconsfield Place – Kirkcudbright Bridge

Finish (approximately 3.45pm) - Kirkcudbright Bridge (Merse Avenue).

Newton Stewart

Start (approximately 4.20pm) - New Galloway Road (30mph sign) – Victoria Street – Albert Street – Queen Street

Finish (approximately 4.40pm) - Queen Street (Junction with Cree Avenue).


Start (approximately 5.30pm) - A75 (Stranraer sign) – London Road – Hanover Street – Dalrymple Street – Academy Street

Lewis Street – Church Street – George Street – Charlotte Street – St Johns Street – Hanover Street – Bridge Street – Sun Street – Leswalt High Road – Sheuchan Street – Agnew Crescent

Finish (approximately 6.45pm) - Agnew Park.

Two locals who will be given the honour of carrying the Queens Baton are:

William Martin

As a volunteer, Wullie founded the Bravehearts Boxing Club in 2008; it attracts up to 40 young boxers for three nights per week. Currently, there are two British Champions, who have also fought in the European Championships and boxed for Scotland. There’s a Silver medallist at the Western District Championships. Wullie is dedicated to the Club and travels to Motherwell most weekends for training with the Scottish squad. There is a significant difference in the youth of the town today, thanks to Wullie Martin’s influence.

Stacey Duff

Stacey has been interested in sport since a young age, and is now a fully qualified football coach, and coaches the Girls Galloway Thistle Football Club. She also works with the council, going round various towns in the Machars, teaching young children sports. She also works as a youth worker at Newton Stewart youth club, and is the chairperson of the committee there. She also volunteers with the council and is part of the local Youth Bank.