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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
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. Often this interest spills into... continue reading
Jim from Berwick Museum on the colourful history of Berwick [audio]

Jim from Berwick Museum on the colourful history of Berwick [audio]

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With Rebecca from @somewhereto_sct who arrange @pulpfiction_ed for #citizenrelay [audio]

With Rebecca from @somewhereto_sct who arrange @pulpfiction_ed for #citizenrelay [audio]

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UWS produce five videos for Citizen Relay

UWS produce five videos for Citizen Relay

Nine students and graduates from the BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree at the University of the West of Scotland were in Ayrhsire on Friday as the Olympic torch arrived in Scotland. Split into three teams, they produced five videos on the flame’s journey from Maybole to Alloway then onto Kilmarnock. They were also aided by... continue reading
A view from Kilmacolm with Carol

A view from Kilmacolm with Carol

Carol Ferries, from UWS provides a great roundup of her day at Kilmacolm to see the Olympic flame arrive. [<a href="http://storify.com/CarolFerries/olympic-torch-relay-kilmacolm-8th-june-2012-a-fami" target="_blank">View the story "Olympic Torch Relay - Kilmacolm 8th June 2012 - A Family Day Out" on Storify</a>] continue reading
The Olympic Rings are ready on the Mound

The Olympic Rings are ready on the Mound

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Where is the Olympic torch (and the #citizenrelay bus) on the 12th June?

Check out when the torch is passing through and why not get down to the passing points to capture the stories that aren’t told in the mainstream media. You can submit them here. 07:01 Aberdeen 08:56 Stonehaven  09:34 Marykirk 09:48 Hillside 09:58 Montrose 10:33 Brechin  11:29 Forfar  12:11 Meigle  12:22 Coupar Angus  12:36 Woodside  12:43 Burrelton 12:56 Balbeggie 13:07 Scone 13:29 Scone Palace 14:55 Perth 15:44 Abernethy 16:01 Newburgh 16:35 Cupar 17:20 Dairsie 17:28 Guardbridge... continue reading
Mike interviews the Giffnock library staff who hosted our community media centre today [audio]

Mike interviews the Giffnock library staff who hosted our community media centre today [audio]

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Torch inspiration spreads to Mini Olympics

Torch inspiration spreads to Mini Olympics

BY SEAN McGEE, citizen reporter. As the Olympic torch approaches Glasgow on its celebrated journey around Great Britain, there was another sporting celebration taking place in the Kelvin Hall that echoed the spirit of the Olympics. The FARE Mini-Olympics, incorporating 17 schools from the East End of Glasgow, is in its ninth year and this... continue reading
Round up of Day 1 of #citizenrelay on the road: media passes, on air and very wet!

Round up of Day 1 of #citizenrelay on the road: media passes, on air and very wet!

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#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 ask their questions. Power to... continue reading