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Dundee Camcorder Club Torch Day 25

Dundee Camcorder Club Torch Day 25

Here is a great piece of collaborative work from the Dundee Camcorder Club. On day 25 they spread themselves out over Dundee and Angus to record the torch passing through. The participating members were: Brechin – Angela Hamper, Cupar – Don Ellis Dundee – Norma Dow, June Stewart, Jimmy Smith, Pat Lawrence, John Christie, Alex... continue reading
The Mayor of Berwick welcomes the Olympic Flame to England [audio]

The Mayor of Berwick welcomes the Olympic Flame to England [audio]

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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
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
Moray Alternative Torch Relay reaches Dufftown

Moray Alternative Torch Relay reaches Dufftown

Because the Olympic Flame only ‘touches’ the edge of the Moray Council boundary on Monday 11th June, a local group, Walk, Jog, Run Moray has decided to get more people involved by running its own Torch Relay, with a replica Torch and a target to involve 2012 local people in carrying it around the towns... continue reading
#citizenrelay interview from Ayr

#citizenrelay interview from Ayr

Claire Mackie talks to members of the public watching the Torch Relay proceed through Ayr on Friday 8th June. continue reading
Interview with winter Olympic Gold medalist and torchbearer, Rhona Martin [audio]

Interview with winter Olympic Gold medalist and torchbearer, Rhona Martin [audio]

Interview with winter Olympic Gold medalist and torchbearer, Rhona Martin. Citizen Relay interview with winter Olympic Gold medalist and torchbearer, Rhona Martin by Radioduncanrig on Mixcloud   continue reading

Where is the Olympic torch (and the #citizenrelay bus) on the 12th June?

Check out when the torch is passing through and why not get down to the passing points to capture the stories that aren’t told in the mainstream media. You can submit them here. 07:01 Aberdeen 08:56 Stonehaven  09:34 Marykirk 09:48 Hillside 09:58 Montrose 10:33 Brechin  11:29 Forfar  12:11 Meigle  12:22 Coupar Angus  12:36 Woodside  12:43 Burrelton 12:56 Balbeggie 13:07 Scone 13:29 Scone Palace 14:55 Perth 15:44 Abernethy 16:01 Newburgh 16:35 Cupar 17:20 Dairsie 17:28 Guardbridge... continue reading
Chatting to a #citizenrelay reporter...

Chatting to a #citizenrelay reporter…

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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
citizens relay Giffnock Friday 8th june

citizens relay Giffnock Friday 8th june

Looking forward to some street interviews and reports this friday with SWAMP creative media centre,   hope to see some of you there. 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