Following a history degree at Leeds University, I completed the journalism course at Glasgow Caledonian University in May 2011. I did shifts as part of the Evening Times training scheme, before being taken on full time in January 2012. I now cover the east end of Glasgow.
Schoolchildren and young people from across Glasgow joined Glasgow 2014 partners at the Emirates Arena to celebrate the unveiling of the International Sector Route of the Queen's Baton Relay.
The baton, created especially for the Glasgow's Games, will leave Buckingham Palace on October 9, after the Queen has placed her message to the Commonwealth inside it.
It will then be carried across all 71 nations and territories taking part in the Games, covering an epic 118,060 miles (190,000km) over 248 days.