Day 21: Olympic Flame to Visit Robert Burns Museum and Hampden Park on Journey From Stranraer to Glasgow
(PRWEB) June 08, 2012
On Friday 8 June, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung will travel 138.42 miles through 22 communities on its journey from Stranraer to Glasgow.
Today the Relay will travel 138.42 miles
128 inspirational Torchbearers will carry the Flame
Images from today can be downloaded here
On Friday 8th June, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung will travel 128 miles through 22 communities on its journey from Stranraer to Glasgow.
128 inspirational Torchbearers will carry the Flame through the following communities: Stranraer, Cairnryan, Ballantrae, Girvan, Turnberry, Maidens, Kirkoswald, Maybole, Alloway, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Kilmaurs, Stewarton, Dunlop, Barrmill, Beith, Lochwinnoch, Kilmalcolm, Port Glasgow, Rutherglen, Giffnock and Glasgow.
Highlights for today are:
6.09am The first Torchbearer in Scotland will be Ross Mcclelland, 21, from Ayr. He will start with the Flame in Castle Square, Stranraer. Ross serves in the British Army and returned from a seven month tour of duty earlier this year. Ross is an infantry soldier who loves every minute of his service. One of Ross’ dreams has actually been to become a long-distance runner and compete in the Olympics.
9.41am Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Kirsty Kane, 17, from Saltcoats, will carry the Flame to the front of the museum. Kirsty was nominated through the Bank of Scotland campaign for her courage and determination in dealing with her cerebral palsy. Kirsty will hand the Flame to Olympian Suzanne Otterson, 38, from Ayr, who represented Great Britain in the figure skating at the Albertville Winter Olympics in 1992. She was nominated through the Coca Cola campaign.
At 4.27pm in Hampden Park, the Flame will be carried by Karen Woodrow, 44, from Renfrew, who was nominated through the Coca Cola campaign. She was nominated by her colleagues for her hard work and great spirit.
5.43pm – Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The Flame will be carried to the front of the museum in a lantern by trials cyclist Daniel MacAskill, 26, from Glasgow.
6.50pm The last Torchbearer of the day will be Ross Morrison, 18, from Auchinleck, who was nominated through the Coca Cola campaign. He was nominated because of his dream of becoming a professional basketball player and to set up a fund to help young people that are in a similar situation as him.
The evening celebration will take place in George Square, Glasgow and is presented by Coca Cola. The line-up includes music from Eliza Doolittle, Emeli Sande and General Fiasco. The show will start at 4pm.
Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day in Glasgow – Ross Morrison – will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
Other Torchbearer highlights:
Actor James McAvoy, 33, from Glasgow, will carry the Flame in Glasgow. He is best known for films such as X Men: First Class, Wanted, The Last King of Scotland and Atonement. He won the inaugural Orange BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2006, he has subsequently been nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for his performance in Atonement. James recently finished filming on Filth, a film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name and he will shortly start filming on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.
Olympian Katherine Grainger, 36, from Glasgow, will carry the Flame in Glasgow. She is three-time Olympic medallist and Bank of Scotland ambassador, selected because of her contribution to her sport and inspiring young people in the community to take up more sport as part of Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week.