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A musical interlude in Berwick as the Torch Relay enters England

A musical interlude in Berwick as the Torch Relay enters England

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The Torch arrives in Berwick with the thoughts of two Scottish residents

The Torch arrives in Berwick with the thoughts of two Scottish residents

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A volunteer in Cumbernauld talk about preparation for Torch Relay

A volunteer in Cumbernauld talk about preparation for Torch Relay

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Anita [Neet] Neilson, UWS Lecturer tells her Torchbearer story

Anita [Neet] Neilson, UWS Lecturer tells her Torchbearer story

Anita [Neet] Neilson Olympic Torchbearer 9th June 2012 Glasgow tells #citizenrelay the story of the day in her own words (and images) When Julie Thomson, a colleague and very close friend, said she had nominated me to be an Olympic Torchbearer I felt really honoured that she thought me worthy but didn’t expect to get picked... continue reading
Martin Myers tells his Torchbearer story

Martin Myers tells his Torchbearer story

  Olympic Torchbearer Martin Myers tells #citizenrelay how carrying the Torch has helped him put his life to better use following the death of his father in 2008.  Martin talks about how his early start in Clydebank on Saturday 9th June was worth it in the end because his family were in attendance, the interaction with... continue reading
Evening reflections on day 6

Evening reflections on day 6

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South Lanarkshire TV reports the Olympic Torch in Rutherglen

South Lanarkshire TV reports the Olympic Torch in Rutherglen

A perspective from South Lanarkshire TV on the Olympic Torch Relay as it arrived in Rutherglen.   continue reading
#citizenrelay visits the CILIPS conference and talks about the Torch Relay

#citizenrelay visits the CILIPS conference and talks about the Torch Relay

#citizenrelay’s Jennifer Jones took time out of following the Torch Relay to talk to delegates at the CILIPS conference in Dundee. She firstly caught up with Derek Reid, the CILIPS President who talked about the significance of the Torch for libraries. listen to ‘Peter Reid, president of #cilips talking about libraries as a torch in... continue reading
Edith (5) gives her view on Stonehaven's Torch Relay

Edith (5) gives her view on Stonehaven’s Torch Relay

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A view on the Torch Relay from the Mechanics Institute, Brechin

A view on the Torch Relay from the Mechanics Institute, Brechin

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From rural to urban: involvement to spectacle

From rural to urban: involvement to spectacle

Yesterday, the Torch Relay moved quickly from Stornoway to the mainland and across the North East of the country from Tomintoul through Deeside and into Aberdeen.  The #citizenrelay team got some impressions from reporters as they left the village of Tomintoul to head towards the big smoke. listen to ‘Reflections on the torch passing through... continue reading
Stonehaven welcomes the Olympic Flame

Stonehaven welcomes the Olympic Flame

From the hustle and bustle of Aberdeen, the Torch Relay proceeds to the smaller communities of Aberdeenshire on its way to Dundee.  The Torchbearers seem to be more comfortable to allow spectators to get closer to the action in these communities.   continue reading