The Commonwealth Games takes place in Scotland later this month. If you don’t know what it is, the Games is a smaller version of the Olympic Games with countries from the British Commonwealth taking part.
As with the Olympics, there is a baton relay which travels around all countries of the Commonwealth – it’s been doing this since last year and is now on the home stretch travelling around Scotland before the Games opens at the end of July.
Last week it came through my town and it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the relay.
The relay went down part of the main street and finished in the local park where lots more people were watching.
As you can imagine it takes a lot of organisation and there were loads of police and stewards looking after everything.
But everything seemed to go well and finally the baton itself arrived.
As with the Olympics, people are nominated to carry the baton for a short distance. I don’t know who this young lad was but it was such a great moment for him.