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Queen's Baton Relay visit to Lerwick Harbour

1st July 2014

Day 18 of the relay round Scotland will see the Queen’s Baton begin its Shetland route at Sumburgh taking in visits to Sandwick, Lerwick, Scalloway and Brae.

The Baton route at Lerwick in the afternoon will begin from Holmsgarth Road at 4.28pm today and meander its way around Lerwick taking in Shetland Museum & Archives and Mareel.

The Baton will take a short voyage on local replica Viking long-ship Dim Riv to arrive at Victoria Pier around 5.30pm before heading along the Esplanade, around the South end of Lerwick and the Knab and back through the streets, to culminate in an Evening Celebration event at the Clickimin Athletics Track.

CLICK HERE to view more pictures from yesterday's event. 

Viking longship Dim Riv arriving at Victoria Pier with Guizer Jarl Alex Johnson holding the Queens Baton Guizer Jarl Alex Johnson leading Baton Relay from Victoria Pier 

• Follow daily live coverage of the Queen’s Baton’s journey through Scotland online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-28093557 

• Catch a glimpse of the celebrations on one of Shetland’s webcams http://visit.shetland.org/shetland-webcams 

• See Lerwick from a different angle onboard Dim Riv http://www.dimriv.co.uk/index.html 

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