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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, Programme Leader for the BA... continue reading
PRINT YOUR OWN #CITIZENRELAY MEDIA PASS

PRINT YOUR OWN #CITIZENRELAY MEDIA PASS

CITIZENRELAYMEDIAPASS Want to report on the torch? Have a lanyard and a pocket for a media pass? Print this and wear it. Done. 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 morning, working towards a media... 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 plans (signalled by * if... 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 plans (signalled by * if... continue reading
Inspirational stories from Dundee

Inspirational stories from Dundee

Violet and Anne, our #citizenrelay reporters in the Dundee area caught up with two inspirational local men who are due to carry the Torch in Dundee during the Torch Relay on 12th June. The first interview was conducted with Ronald McIntosh, a double amputee. The second interviewee was with Andrew Coogan, a 95 year old... 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 the Guardian and the Scottish... continue reading
290 CHILDREN GATHER TO SEE TORCH IN TOMINTOUL

290 CHILDREN GATHER TO SEE TORCH IN TOMINTOUL

Over 290 school children will descend on Tomintoul for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Olympic Torch. The primary school, which has around 44 pupils, have invited seven others to join them in the celebrations – multiplying the amount of children in the village by almost seven. Glenlivet, Inveravon, Knockando, Newmill, Crossroads,... continue reading
The Paisley Story: The heart of the Olympics

The Paisley Story: The heart of the Olympics

On Friday, the intrepid team of #citizenrelay reporters took a trip down to the ground floor of Paisley’s shopping centre to meet a group of people representing the diversity of the art and cultural sector in Renfrewshire and eager to talk to us about their links to the Olympic Games. Their apparent passion to talk... 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 and towards the next two... continue reading
#citizenrelay partner Radio Duncanrig interviews local Torchbearers

#citizenrelay partner Radio Duncanrig interviews local Torchbearers

Here is an interview conducted by pupils at Duncanrig School with Olympic torch bearer, Mary Finlay and her husband, John continue reading
Ideas for #citizenrelay interview subjects? Interview your friends and family!

Ideas for #citizenrelay interview subjects? Interview your friends and family!

The Olympic torch relay in now underway in the UK, if you hadn’t guessed through the constant references from our own public service and accredited broadcaster – the BBC. It’s on the telly, it’s on the radio, it’s all over your internet. Love it or hate it, people are starting to talk about it –... continue reading