What a day! On Sunday I was called upon to be a Baton Bearer for the Queen’s Baton, carrying it the almighty distance from the steps of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) to the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). It was a surreal experience starting with a sedate morning briefing before jumping into the hilarity of the baton bus, darting around Glasgow with the tunes blasting and a police escort. At my location I was sent out the bus and waited for the Baton to arrive. I wasn’t waiting long when William Mitchell, my boss at 4c Design came up the hill with the Baton. Queue the chaos! As Will passed me the baton, we were mobbed by photographers, cameramen, security, Clyde and the crowd.
As part of the team who designed the Baton, it was great to be reunited with it after it truly epic journey around the world, through thousands of hands, cultures and countries. I have to admit I gave the puzzle mechanism a sneaky twist to check it was locked!
My jog with the Baton was short and sweet, before I passed the Baton onto Emma Canning an up and coming athlete that I will be looking for at the 2018 Games.