The story data tells us about #CitizenRelay  [guest post by Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey)]

The story data tells us about #CitizenRelay [guest post by Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey)]

Telling stories with data is a growing area for journalism and there is already a strong community around Data Driven Journalism (DDJ). I’m not journalist, by day I’m a Learning Technology Advisor for JISC CETIS, but my role does allow me to explore how data can be used within education....continue reading
Citizen Relay over?

Citizen Relay over?

Edinburgh; Friday 15th June 2012 A great project came to life thanks to Jennifer Jones and David McGillivray. They brought upon a project they thought wouldn’t be as successful as it is today. They opened the opportunity to people that want to be involved with media, journalism, photography, events and...continue reading
#citizenrelay: Day 8 – Edinburgh to Berwick

#citizenrelay: Day 8 – Edinburgh to Berwick

[View the story "#citizenrelay: Day 8 – Edinburgh to Berwick" on Storify] #citizenrelay: Day 8 – Edinburgh to Berwick The last day of torch relay in Scotland saw the convoy move from Edinburgh to the Borders. Again, a fantastic selection of content was created today, so keep an eye on...continue reading
#citizenrelay: Day 7 – St. Andrews to Edinburgh

#citizenrelay: Day 7 – St. Andrews to Edinburgh

Another busy day on Citizen Relay - today the torch covered a very populous area and ended up in the capital. Lots of fantastic content has been produced today by all of our reporters, and this Storify represents only a slice of that. Please explore the hashtags and citizenrelay.net for...continue reading
#citizenrelay: Day 6 - Stonehaven, Brechin, Perth and Dundee

#citizenrelay: Day 6 – Stonehaven, Brechin, Perth and Dundee

#citizenrelay tracked the torch from Stonehaven and followed its progress through Brechin and Perth before arriving at its final destination in Dundee.continue reading
Storify: Day 5 – Stornoway, Tomintoul and Aberdeen

Storify: Day 5 – Stornoway, Tomintoul and Aberdeen

[<a href="http://storify.com/dgmcgillivray/storify-day-5-stornoway-tomintoul-and-aberdeen" target="_blank">View the story " Storify: Day 5 – Stornoway, Tomintoul and Aberdeen" on Storify</a>]continue reading
Guest post from @Wordshore: On Lochwinnoch and Stornoway: the 'Ooooh' moments

Guest post from @Wordshore: On Lochwinnoch and Stornoway: the ‘Ooooh’ moments

It’s weird, watching the torch (or, the flame of the torch, as there are many torches – torchi?) wind its way around the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and for some unexplained reason Eire. Is that last one something to do with Bono. It’s always something to do...continue reading
Storify: Day 4 - Inverness, Shetland Orkney and Tomintoul

Storify: Day 4 – Inverness, Shetland Orkney and Tomintoul

The torch swung off around the islands today with Islanders contributing to the coverage, and the Citizen Relay bus made up ground on the mainland – covering the stories in Inverness and Tomintoul. [View the story "#citizenrelay Day 4 - Shetland, Orkney, Inverness and Tomintoul" on Storify] #citizenrelay Day 4...continue reading
Guest Post: Reflections from a Torch Bearer on their Olympic experience in Luss

Guest Post: Reflections from a Torch Bearer on their Olympic experience in Luss

The below post is cross-posted with permission from Ruth Leith, a torch bearer who ran with the torch in Luss yesterday. So today was one of the most surreal days of my life. I carried the Olympic Torch as part of the relay around the UK. Not something I do...continue reading
Storify: Day 3 - Glasgow to Inverness via Fort William

Storify: Day 3 – Glasgow to Inverness via Fort William

The Torch relay powered out of the central belt heading North, and the Citizen Relay bus was alongside – and occasionally in front of – the hoopla. Today’s Storify contains a fascinating blog by Ruth Leith – a torchbearer this morning in Luss – that gives a real insight into...continue reading
Celebrations at Spean Bridge for Torch Relay

Celebrations at Spean Bridge for Torch Relay

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The Olympic Rings are ready on the Mound

The Olympic Rings are ready on the Mound

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Storify: Day 2 of the Torch in Scotland

Storify: Day 2 of the Torch in Scotland

There was a real wealth of material from today, and this Storify only represents a portion of all the great material that was created. Furthermore, Storify nearly toppled over with the sheer amount of content even in this cut-down list, so please delve into the hashtags and look back over...continue reading
#citizenrelay beat the mainstream media to broadcasting the Olympic torch in Scotland

#citizenrelay beat the mainstream media to broadcasting the Olympic torch in Scotland

The torch has arrived in Scotland. Technically, it runs tomorrow. But #citizenrelay got access to the moment the torch arrived in Scotland. In is hoofing rain. Here is a short clip of the mainstream media getting their shot – which was livestreamed before the BBC even had a chance to...continue reading
Ayrshire school children become Olympic reporters

Ayrshire school children become Olympic reporters

CHILDREN from a school in Maybole have been learning how to be reporters in time for the Olympic Torch Relay visit to their town on Friday. The primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils from St Cuthbert’s Primary have received some lessons in journalism from UWS Senior Lecturer Elizabeth McLaughlin. Elizabeth,...continue reading
Where is the Olympic torch (and the #citizenrelay bus) on the 10th and 11th of June?

Where is the Olympic torch (and the #citizenrelay bus) on the 10th and 11th of June?

The #citizenrelay bus will be spending two days in Inverness whilst the torch ‘kisses’ Shetland, Orkney and Lewis. We will be running a working news room from the city centre (location to be confirmed today) and covering the evening celebrations. It will be then set out from Aviemore on Monday...continue reading
Where is the torch (and #citizenrelay bus) on the 9th of June?

Where is the torch (and #citizenrelay bus) on the 9th of June?

There is only 2 days until the #citizenrelay leaves its home in Paisley and makes it way down to welcome the torch as it arrives on Scottish soil on the evening of the 7th June. We are now positioning our ‘Glasgow to Inverness’ Reporters in places along the June 9th...continue reading
Where is the torch (and #citizenrelay bus) going to be on June 8th?

Where is the torch (and #citizenrelay bus) going to be on June 8th?

There is only 2 days until the #citizenrelay leaves its home in Paisley and makes it way down to welcome the torch as it arrives on Scottish soil on the evening of the 7th June. We are now positioning our Glasgow and the West Reporters in places along June 8th...continue reading
One week to go: Update from #citizenrelay HQ

One week to go: Update from #citizenrelay HQ

In exactly a week, the Olympic Torch Relay will be in Glasgow after having travelled up from Stranraer in the morning.  There’s a lot to organise before then and #citizenrelay coordinators David and Jen provide a quick update on what’s happened over the last week.  This includes exciting discussions with...continue reading
The Olympic Torch Relay: A uniform experience? Guest post by @glhunt31

The Olympic Torch Relay: A uniform experience? Guest post by @glhunt31

As the global village links us together the urge for an identity that roots us more locally (by country, by region or by affiliation with other like-minded people) seems to grow ever stronger. In the UK we have a bewildering range of different identities created by our complex history. An...continue reading
It's two weeks to go: Time for an update from @dgmcgillivray and @jennifermjones

It’s two weeks to go: Time for an update from @dgmcgillivray and @jennifermjones

A lot has happened in the last week, momentum is picking up now the torch is on UK soil and we are seeing reporters from all around the country start to upload their content to the #citizenrelay site. Back at #citizenrelay HQ, we decided to reflect on the last week...continue reading
In conversation with John Coster @citizenseye and Adam Perry @adpez #mtnewsnet [video]

In conversation with John Coster @citizenseye and Adam Perry @adpez #mtnewsnet [video]

We were joined by John Coster, Editor of Citizen’s Eye and Adam Perry from Newsnet in Manchester on Friday for the #media2012 catch up and the #citizenrelay hack-day event during Future Everything.continue reading
Hacking #citizenrelay at Future Everything [via @HMIOlympics]

Hacking #citizenrelay at Future Everything [via @HMIOlympics]

Last week some of the #citizenrelay team were in Manchester at Future Everything for the #media2012 pre-games meeting (we are the Scottish hub of the project) to present on what we have been up to so far – and to hear what the other hubs were up to in preparation...continue reading
Slides from Adam Perry's session on interview skills for the web

Slides from Adam Perry’s session on interview skills for the web

If you took part in one of our training sessions in Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh over the last few days, you would have experienced a session on interviewing using audio and video without the need to edit from Adam Perry from Newsnet, an exciting community journalism project and resource...continue reading
Get Involved

Get Involved

CitizenRelay is a participatory project which relies on the involvement of people from across Scotland to effectively report on the untold local stories and creative ways that Scotland’s citizens are interacting with the Olympic Games.  There are a number of ways that you can become involved and join the project....continue reading
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Dundee Camcorder Club Torch Day 25

Dundee Camcorder Club Torch Day 25

Here is a great piece of collaborative work from the Dundee Camcorder Club. On day 25 they spread themselves out over Dundee and Angus to record the torch passing through. The participating members were: Brechin – Angela Hamper, Cupar – Don Ellis Dundee – Norma Dow, June Stewart, Jimmy Smith, Pat Lawrence, John Christie, Alex... continue reading
Camglen Radio's live torch relay coverage

Camglen Radio’s live torch relay coverage

You can now listen again to Camglen Radio’s live coverage of the torch relay passing through Rutherglen on the 8th June, 2012. Speakers include local politicians and the Lord Provost. The programme was aired with our partners, Duncanrig Radio.   Image credit: Don Perry, Camglen Radio   Camglen Radio – Torch relay coverage – Fri... continue reading
Belinda Langlands Torch Bearer drawings

Belinda Langlands Torch Bearer drawings

Following on from Violet Palaks video interview with Belinda Langlands ( also on this site ) here’s a picture and a link to further images by Belinda. Belinda went to Forfar and then back to Dundee to see the torch bearers and then created these pieces. See the others here: http://2012olympictorchrundrawingsbelindalanglands.wordpress.com/ continue reading
Duncanrig Radio interview @citizenrelay [audio]

Duncanrig Radio interview @citizenrelay [audio]

Earlier today, Jennifer Jones and Cameron King were interviewed by pupils on Duncanrig Radio about the #citizenrelay project.   Interview with Citizen Relay’s, Jennifer Jones and Cameron King by Radioduncanrig on Mixcloud continue reading
Duncanrig Radio interview London 2012 volunteer [audio]

Duncanrig Radio interview London 2012 volunteer [audio]

Duncanrig Radio interview PE teacher, Mr Geatrell who will be a volunteer at London 2012.   Interview with Olympic volunteer, Mr Geatrell by Radioduncanrig on Mixcloud continue reading
Primary 6 pupil reports from Maybole

Primary 6 pupil reports from Maybole

St Cuthbert’s Primary 6 pupil Toni McLaughlin met up with Jim Montgomerie, a charity runner known as the “Running Kilt” who was one of the lucky ones to carry the Olympic Flame through the streets of Maybole. Toni was one of the citizen sports journalists on the day and was taught by the UWS Sports... continue reading
Interview with Sight Aid International founder and torchbearer, Sean Walls [audio]

Interview with Sight Aid International founder and torchbearer, Sean Walls [audio]

Duncanrig Radio interview Sight Aid International founder and Olympic torchbearer, Sean Walls who carried the torch through Selkirk.   Citizen Relay interview with Olympic torchbearer, Sean Walls by Radioduncanrig on Mixcloud continue reading
Lighting the Olympic Flame at Baxter Park, Dundee.

Lighting the Olympic Flame at Baxter Park, Dundee.

Violet and Ken cover the evening celebration at Baxter Park, Dundee. They also grab an interview with Twist and Pulse. Then its action stations for the lighting the Olympic Flame. continue reading
Duncanrig Radio interview Torchbearer, Mary Finlay [audio]

Duncanrig Radio interview Torchbearer, Mary Finlay [audio]

Partners, Duncanrig Radio interviewed Torchbearer, Mary Finlay earlier in the week. They had previously interviewed her, which can be heard here.   Follow up interview with Olympic torchbearer, Mary Finlay by Radioduncanrig on Mixcloud continue reading
Torch Bearer Story from Peebles: Ellie Wilson

Torch Bearer Story from Peebles: Ellie Wilson

Hi, I’m Ellie and this is my story of my amazing experience as an Olympic torchbearer. I was lucky enough to be nominated and selected by Coca-cola because I coach a mini handball team, play handball for the Scottish Youth Team and have also raised money for the Marie curie in memory of my Granny... continue reading
Photos around the Torch Relay in Edinburgh

Photos around the Torch Relay in Edinburgh

Here is the link to some of the pictures surrounding the Torch relay in Edinburgh. http://imgur.com/a/NmsVy#0 continue reading
We found @dgmcgillivray and we interviewed him about some project called #citizenrelay

We found @dgmcgillivray and we interviewed him about some project called #citizenrelay

listen to ‘We found @dgmcgillivray and we interviewed him about some project called #citizenrelay’ on Audioboo continue reading