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Glasgow Games Baton to be at Manx Youth Games

The Glasgow Commonwealth Games Baton will play a central role in the Opening Ceremony of the Manx Youth Games on Saturday 17th May.

The Queen's Baton arrives on the Isle of Man on Friday afternoon for a four day stay - from the airport it will travel to Castletown and the Old House of Keys.

A steam train trip to Douglas will see the baton taken to a Team Isle of Man fundraiser dinner at the Villa Marina.

Tim Glover looks at the rest of the itinerary:-

After being at the Manx Youth Games, there's a chance for the public to see the baton in Regent Street in Douglas before it travels by electric railway tram to Laxey and the world-famous water wheel.

It will then go to the top of Snaefell for a tea with various VIPs and guests.

On Sunday 18th May, the symbol of the Glasgow Games will be present at the T.T. Grandstand at 9am for the start of the Colin Nelson Mountain Time-Trial cycling race before travelling west to Peel.

Visits there include the House of Manannan and Moore's kipper factory.

It's then back to Douglas where, weather permitting, a flotilla will take to the water from Douglas Yacht Club to the Tower of Refuge.

On the final day - Monday - the baton will visit offices of companies who are Team Isle of Man Champions before leaving Ronaldsway for Northern Ireland.

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