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Stornoway [guest post by @PaulFraserWebb]

Stornoway [guest post by @PaulFraserWebb]

For some time now my cynicism about the Olympics has bordered on anger. I work with museums. Museums are facing a funding crisis that has reduced services across the UK and has caused some of my friends to lose jobs. At the same time I’ve seen billions of pounds thrown at an event happening, in... continue reading
Inverness Evening Celebrations [guest post by Rebecca Tracy]

Inverness Evening Celebrations [guest post by Rebecca Tracy]

by REBECCA TRACY SCOTTISH singer, Emeli Sande, headlined a free concert in Inverness to celebrate the passing of the Olympic torch. More than 15000 people turned up to watch the celebratory concert on Saturday at the Northern Meeting Park. Aberdeen born star, Sande, tweeted: “What an honour!” A variety of acts performed, from dance group... continue reading
Edinburgh Citizen Relay Reporters Team ready to roll!

Edinburgh Citizen Relay Reporters Team ready to roll!

Edinburgh; Monday 11th June 2012 On Sunday afternoon, after part of the team of reporters finished a heavy day at our jobs, Boyana Atasanova as Edinburgh’s intern joins us at Pulp Fiction to discuss our plans for the Olympic Torch passing through the city. After a good cup of coffee and meeting some new recruits... continue reading
Shanon Davis future Olympic hopeful and Dundee Torch Bearer

Shanon Davis future Olympic hopeful and Dundee Torch Bearer

Once again, Dundee reporter Violet gets a scoop. Here she is with Shanon Davis, a 15 year old skater. Shanon’s nomination story I have been a figure skater for 11 years and I’m on the GB Squad. I get up at 5am 4 mornings a week for training and then juggle school. I want to... continue reading
An interview with Michael Robb before he carries the torch in Dundee

An interview with Michael Robb before he carries the torch in Dundee

Dundee’s roving reporter Violet tracks down Michael Robb, an 18 year old torch bearer. Michael’s nomination story “Michael is involved in the organisation of charitable events at his school, Baldragon Academy. He has played a key part in raising significant amounts of money for a variety of good causes. Michael has been at the forefront... continue reading
Guest post from @Wordshore: On Lochwinnoch and Stornoway: the 'Ooooh' moments

Guest post from @Wordshore: On Lochwinnoch and Stornoway: the ‘Ooooh’ moments

It’s weird, watching the torch (or, the flame of the torch, as there are many torches – torchi?) wind its way around the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and for some unexplained reason Eire. Is that last one something to do with Bono. It’s always something to do with Bono. Weird, because after... continue reading
Guest Post: Reflections from a Torch Bearer on their Olympic experience in Luss

Guest Post: Reflections from a Torch Bearer on their Olympic experience in Luss

The below post is cross-posted with permission from Ruth Leith, a torch bearer who ran with the torch in Luss yesterday. So today was one of the most surreal days of my life. I carried the Olympic Torch as part of the relay around the UK. Not something I do every Saturday. I don’t even... 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
Edinburgh welcomes the Olympic rings on the Mound

Edinburgh welcomes the Olympic rings on the Mound

People in Edinburgh are reflecting on the Olympic Torch Relay and the giant Olympic rings put on the Mound today. continue reading
In Pictures: Camglen Radio, Rutherglen

In Pictures: Camglen Radio, Rutherglen

#citizenrelay partners, Camglen Radio’s images from their torch relay coverage in Rutherglen. continue reading
Harris Academy Pupils look forward to the Olympic Torch Relay

Harris Academy Pupils look forward to the Olympic Torch Relay

Pupils from Dundee’s Harris Academy talk to #citizenrelay reporter Violetta Palak about their exciting plans for the Torch Relay and the Olympic Games themselves. continue reading
A place you can grow performed in Giffnock

A place you can grow performed in Giffnock

Zoe Nisbet captures the choir singing the East Renfrewshire Olympic Song at the street party at Giffnock. continue reading