Aberdeen and the North East
Jan Leatham in Banchory captures her experiences in her village.

Jan Leatham in Banchory captures her experiences in her village.

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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
Evening reflections on day 6

Evening reflections on day 6

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From rural to urban: involvement to spectacle

From rural to urban: involvement to spectacle

Yesterday, the Torch Relay moved quickly from Stornoway to the mainland and across the North East of the country from Tomintoul through Deeside and into Aberdeen.  The #citizenrelay team got some impressions from reporters as they left the village of Tomintoul to head towards the big smoke. listen to ‘Reflections on the torch passing through... continue reading
Stonehaven welcomes the Olympic Flame

Stonehaven welcomes the Olympic Flame

From the hustle and bustle of Aberdeen, the Torch Relay proceeds to the smaller communities of Aberdeenshire on its way to Dundee.  The Torchbearers seem to be more comfortable to allow spectators to get closer to the action in these communities.   continue reading
Storify: Day 5 – Stornoway, Tomintoul and Aberdeen

Storify: Day 5 – Stornoway, Tomintoul and Aberdeen

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#citizenrelay talks to Sophie and Adrian Main in Tomintoul prior to the torch.

#citizenrelay talks to Sophie and Adrian Main in Tomintoul prior to the torch.

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Charlie Grant and the 'crowds' at Tomintoul [audio]

Charlie Grant and the ‘crowds’ at Tomintoul [audio]

Charlie Grant originally from the Braes of Glenlivet talks about the unprecedented number of people congregated in Tomintoul to watch the Olympic Flame pass through on the Torch Relay. listen to ‘Speaking with Charlie Grant from Tomintoul ’ on Audioboo continue reading
The Olympic Torch Relay 'spectacle' and other priorities

The Olympic Torch Relay ‘spectacle’ and other priorities

Local resident Jim talks about changes in the ethos of the Olympics reflected in the spectacle of the Torch Relay passing through the small village of Tomintoul in Moray. listen to ‘Jim talks about the Torch Relay spectacle in Tomintoul’ on Audioboo continue reading
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
Moray Choir at Torch Relay in Tomintoul

Moray Choir at Torch Relay in Tomintoul

Moray Choir performing as part of Creative Scotland’s Summer of Song project, welcoming the torch into Tomintoul. continue reading