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#citizenrelay: Day 6 - Stonehaven, Brechin, Perth and Dundee

#citizenrelay: Day 6 – Stonehaven, Brechin, Perth and Dundee

#citizenrelay tracked the torch from Stonehaven and followed its progress through Brechin and Perth before arriving at its final destination in Dundee. 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
Is the torch taking the most sensible route?

Is the torch taking the most sensible route?

The Olympic torch will be arriving in Scotland on June 8 and will be stopping in over 100 locations. Everyone I have spoken to so far has been positive about the torch, everyone is excited and those who have the torch passing their street feel very lucky. In areas where the torch isn’t going people... continue reading
In conversation with John Coster @citizenseye and Adam Perry @adpez #mtnewsnet [video]

In conversation with John Coster @citizenseye and Adam Perry @adpez #mtnewsnet [video]

We were joined by John Coster, Editor of Citizen’s Eye and Adam Perry from Newsnet in Manchester on Friday for the #media2012 catch up and the #citizenrelay hack-day event during Future Everything. 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
#citizenrelay reporter training roadshow: join us Scotland! 3rd-6th May, in your area!

#citizenrelay reporter training roadshow: join us Scotland! 3rd-6th May, in your area!

Thanks to our space partners somewhereto_, we have now secured the venues for the #citizenrelay reporter training roadshow between the 3rd and 6th of May across various locations in Scotland. We will be offering free training in social media, citizen reporting and much more. The tour kicks off in Inverness at the fantastic Eden Court... 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
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