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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
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
Two days in: Prescribed media narratives

Two days in: Prescribed media narratives

As you’ll see if you’ve been following #citizenrelay on Twitter or subscribing to this website, we’re already seeing citizen reporters on the streets of Scotland’s villages, towns and cities generating content on the Olympic Torch Relay as we prepare to ‘welcome’ it to the country in a couple of weeks.  We’ve had interviews with Torchbearers... 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 for covering the untold stories... continue reading
Participation and possibility: #citizenrelay gathers momentum

Participation and possibility: #citizenrelay gathers momentum

The Olympic Torch Relay has arrived in the UK, accompanied by the media spectacular and celebrity-fuelled symbolism we come to expect of the world’s most significant mega event.  It’s going to be difficult for any one media organisation to capture the attention of the public during the Torch Relay, especially when in reality what’s happening... continue reading
Save the dates! Reporter training across Scotland in May!

Save the dates! Reporter training across Scotland in May!

We are currently in the process of securing venues across Scotland to deliver #citizenrelay reporter training to the masses. Over a 4 day roadshow, we will unlock spaces in Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh to training citizen relay reporters who will join us on the torch route and enable them to be able to tell... continue reading

Citizen Relay Intern training day on the 16th of April, 2012

As the deadline approaches to find the remaining 3 interns in the North and North East of Scotland, the citizen relay team are beginning to prepare for the first training session for interns on the 16th April at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. In total there will be 8 citizen relay interns from all corners... continue reading
Recruitment Open: #citizenrelay reporters

Recruitment Open: #citizenrelay reporters

Do you want be involved in reporting the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland as part of a team of citizen reporters? Join us and become a member of the #CitizenRelay project tracking the Olympic Torch Relay as it travels around Scotland in June, 2012. What will I learn? As a #CitizenRelay Reporter you will learn... continue reading
Extended Deadline: #CitizenRelay Interns required in North and North East

Extended Deadline: #CitizenRelay Interns required in North and North East

Do you want be involved in reporting the Olympic Games and lead a team of citizen reporters as they cover the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland from 8-14th June 2012? Join us and become a member of the #CitizenRelay project tracking the Torch Relay as it travels from Stranraer to Shetland.  If you’ve had experience... 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. Firstly, you can apply to... continue reading
Citizen Relay Launch Event during UWS Interactive Festival, 6th March 2012

Citizen Relay Launch Event during UWS Interactive Festival, 6th March 2012

What’s it all about? Held at UWS’ Hamilton Campus the #CitizenRelay project will launch with an interactive information session held as part of the UWS Interactive Festival (http://www.uwsinteractive.net/). The launch event will provide more details on the specifics of the #CitizenRelay project, how people can become involved and the timeline leading up to the start... continue reading
CitizenRelay goes live!

CitizenRelay goes live!

There’s been lots of talk about the Olympic Games coming to the UK and now we’re nearly there.  Scotland’s first involvement in hosting an official Olympics event is the Torch Relay which travels through the country from Stranraer in the South to the Shetland Isles in the North.  CitizenRelay provides an opportunity for you to... continue reading