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#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 the #citizenrelay hashtag (and of... 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 more! continue reading
Stephen - a deafblind torchbearer - talks Olympic affection and relay practicalities

Stephen – a deafblind torchbearer – talks Olympic affection and relay practicalities

Stephen will carry the torch on June the 13th in Skinflats, Falkirk. In this video he talks about his love of the Olympics and the challenges being deafblind will present on his leg of the relay. Please note – this interview has no audio. 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 – Shetland, Orkney, Inverness and... 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 the confusion and energy at... continue reading
Glasgow: George Square and Trongate - two different experiences in one afternoon.

Glasgow: George Square and Trongate – two different experiences in one afternoon.

It was difficult at the start as everyone in Glasgow was there to do the usual Glasgow thing. People on the street were either shopping or going to to work and – apart from the massive enclosure at George Square – no-one else had “Torch Relay” in mind. My nuked steakbake burnt my lips –... continue reading
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 the day’s work! [View the... continue reading
Storify: Day 1 - The Torch arrives

Storify: Day 1 – The Torch arrives

[View the story “#citizenrelay Day 1 – Torch arrives in Scotland” on Storify] #citizenrelay Day 1 – Torch arrives in Scotland The #citizenrelay bus kicks into gear on Day 1 – delivering media passes, appearing on radio, and beating the Beeb to live coverage of the torch arriving in Scotland. Scroll down to see the... continue reading
Ollie on the commercialisation of the Torch Relay

Ollie on the commercialisation of the Torch Relay

listen to ‘#citizenrelay interview with Ollie on commercialisation of the Torch’ on Audioboo Ollie from Glasgow talks sport, commercialisation, and how the torch is failing to meet its aim of community engagement. continue reading
Hugh Watson talks about running, sport and the Torch Relay

Hugh Watson talks about running, sport and the Torch Relay

67 year old Hugh is a remarkable runner from Glasgow’s East End who is heavily involved in the sport, but what does he think about the Torch Relay and its impact on the city? continue reading
Interview with Jonathan - Torch Relay applicant and resident of Glasgow's Merchant City

Interview with Jonathan – Torch Relay applicant and resident of Glasgow’s Merchant City

Out looking for potential comment on the route of the torch through Glasgow, I bumped in Jonathan who – I found out on camera – had applied to be a torch runner himself. continue reading