11 June 2012
Last updated at 20:31
It was an early start for the torch on Monday as Commonwealth Games triple gold medallist Kirsty Wade held the flame aloft at the Callanish Standing Stones at sunrise. This was after a dramatic start to the day when the wind blew out the flame in two lanterns - meaning a third had to be quickly brought out of its hotel.
A lone piper played as Wade ran into the stone circle, which is estimated to date from 3000 BC
At the slightly more civilised hour of 06:30 BST, the day's first relay torchbearer Eilidh Mackenzie became the first person to take the flame through Stornoway. She was given a guard of honour by a local shinty team.
Seventy-year-old Donald Campbell, who is currently training to run a marathon, also took a turn in Stornoway with his stint including a quick break for a photo opportunity in the Town Square.
European quad bike champion John Mitchell took his turn with the torch - the first time the London 2012 flame has travelled on this mode of transport.
Before the flame left Stornoway, there was a special event at which the cauldron was lit by torchbearer Keith Bray. The flame was then put in a lantern and driven to the airport for the flight to Inverness.
The flame was carried at Inverness Castle by Robert Young, 60, who managed the British Paralympic ski team. A crowd gathered beneath the statue of Flora MacDonald - who hid Bonnie Prince Charlie after the battle of Culloden and took him to safety on Skye.
In Aviemore, Jackie Nicol looked delighted to be carrying the torch. She has run in the London and Edinburgh Marathons to raise money for a day centre in Forres which cares for people with terminal illnesses.
Jim MacKay paused for a hug as he carried out his stint in Aviemore
Once the flame left Aviemore, a traditional piper gave it a musical welcome in the village of Carrbridge.
Lauren Fraser carried a torch through Crathie, where it stopped at the Cairngorms National Park, along Royal Deeside - home of Balmoral Castle.
Towards the end of the day's relay, professional golfer Colin Montgomerie strode confidently down the streets of Aberdeen - as if they were a fairway - when he carried the flame.