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Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers are delighted following the announcement that the lifeboat has been asked to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay when the baton visits Fife on 26th June.

The baton, which has already travelled over 120,000 miles around the world, will be taken onboard Kinghorn’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat to Kirkcaldy harbour as part of the route between Knockhill and St Andrews.

The relay will culminate with the arrival of the baton and a message from the Queen at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which opens on 23rd July.

Deputy Launching Authority Liz Davidson said, ‘It is a great honour to be asked to take part in this very special event, and it seems very fitting for a RNLI lifeboat to carry the Queen’s Baton, as Queen Elizabeth II is patron of the Institution.

‘Our crew are very excited already about the prospect of taking the baton onboard the lifeboat. The baton will be taken to the inner harbour at Kirkcaldy, where it will be handed on to the next bearer.

‘Kinghorn Beach will provide a stunning backdrop for the event, with plenty of opportunity for people to come along on 26th June to see the baton, as well as the lifeboat.’

Further details will follow nearer the time on the station Facebook page.