Today the Queen's Commonwealth Games baton is travelling down from the Orkney Islands to Dingwall.

Queen's baton will pass through St Margaret's Hope, Wick, Brora, Golspie, Tain, Alness and Dingwall.

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Marty Flett takes the baton around the Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm on the Orkney Islands. Picture by Ben Birchall.

Laura Cromarty carries the baton through St Margaret's Hope on the Orkney Islands. Picture by Chris Radburn.

Children dressed in traditional ploughmen and horse costumes pose with the baton as is passes through St Margaret's Hope. Picture by Chris Radburn.

A child shows his pride by waving a saltire and lion rampant flag in Wick. Picture by Ben Birchall.

A toddler is amazed by the baton when he gets a chance to touch it. Picture by Ben Birchall.

School children hold up the flags of the Commonwealth as the baton passes. Picture by Ben Birchall.

Friends of batonbearer Laura Henderson show their support with a banner. Picture by Chris Radburn.

A little girl stands with the baton at the Emigrants statue in Helmsdale. Picture by Ben Birchall.

Keeping it in the family, sisters Oonagh, Emma and Sarah Dunnett stand with their mother, Sophie. Picture by Ben Birchall.