14 June 2012
Last updated at 20:32
Gorgeous sunshine greets day 27 of the torch relay, which started in Edinburgh and was set to take in the Borders before crossing into England north of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The spent an hour in the Scottish capital before heading south towards Alnwick Castle, the location for the Harry Potter films.
Torchbearer Diane Cunningham gets into the Olympic spirit as she carries the flame through Dalkeith
Members of the second battalion of the Royal Highland Fusiliers waited expectantly by the road for the Olympic flame to pass through Milton Bridge.
Excited children don home-made hats and wave flags as they cheer the Olympic flame on in Dalkeith.
The torch relay has brought fans young and old to the roadside. Here, a group of elderly residents are seen cheering on the Olympic flame in Milton Bridge.
High-five! High-five! High-five... Torchbearer Thomas Toumazis got into the spirit, greeting spectators as he carries the torch through Loanhead.
A former Olympian passes the torch: Allan Wells, Olympic 100m champion in 1980, hands over to Lynn McCafferty, captain of the Great Britain handball team that will compete at London 2012
A windy day in Scotland causes occasional bother for the team, who have to light each torch
Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland provides an imposing backdrop for former Royal Marine Brian Tinnion, from Ponteland, who has raised almost £30,000 for the Help for Heroes charity.
A triumphant James Carroll, from Stocksfield, carries the flame in Alnwick. He was nominated for doing "simple everyday volunteering activities that make all the difference in making a proud and passionate community".