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Queen's Baton arrives on Island

The Queen's Baton has arrived on the Isle of Man.

It came into Ronaldsway aboard a passenger flight which touched down just before 12.30pm.

The baton will spend the weekend traveling around the Island before heading onwards around the UK, ending up in Glasgow for the opening of the Commonwealth Games in July.

This afternoon it's being officially welcomed to the Island at the Old House of Keys in Castletown, before travelling via steam train into Douglas.

There's a big gala evening at the Villa Marina later to help raise funds to help send the biggest ever Manx team to Scotland and before that, outside the Villa, the BBC's One Show will broadcast live from 7pm - the launch of the BBC coverage of the Commonwealth Games.

Many athletes who will represent the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this summer will carry the Queen's Baton during this weekend's visit.

Sports editor Tim Glover watched the baton arrive:

 

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