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 Twist and Pulse, to local musician Bruce MacGregor. And the streets surrounding the event were filled with people eager to get a glimpse of the famous flame too.
The crowd cheered as local lady, Sandra Ross from Nairn, carried the torch into the Northern Meeting Park and across the stage around 7 o’clock.
Sandra (62), has dedicated 20 years to Nairn Amateur Athletic Club, as well as playing leading roles with Nairn Highland Games and Sports Council.
Concert goer Blair Young (18), from Inverness said: “I arrived at the Northern Meeting Park at 4.30 to make sure I saw everything. I found the whole event very enjoyable and Emeli Sande was talented and sounded good live.”
“My highlight of the night was seeing the Olympic torch light the celebratory cauldron. I thought it was really special, a once in a lifetime experience.”
The event continued until 7.30 and many people headed into the city centre where the celebrations continued in pubs and music venues.
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