Scottish councils spent more than £1.7m on events associated with the Queen’s Baton Relay, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

After visiting all 70 Commonwealth nations, the relay culminated in a 40-day tour of Scotland before the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Glasgow, North Ayrshire, and Perth and Kinross councils were the biggest spenders.

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