21 June 2012
Last updated at 20:48
Day 34 of the torch relay began its journey from Dumfries to the Lake District at the Robert Burns statue in the town centre. Demelza Powell, who is a full time carer to her sons, posed for the cameras in front of the statue of the Scottish poet and song writer. Burns lived in the town for the last few years of his life.
The later start helped to ensure there was a good turnout as Hew Chalmers carried the flame through Dumfries. A member of the British Olympic Association, Hew is also involved in curling, coaching national teams for the European and World Curling Championships and taking them to the winter Olympics.
Someone in Dumfries had been a bit creative with this torch made out of balloons.
Schoolchildren were decked out in red kagools to keep out the rain as they watched the torch relay makes its way from Annan to Gretna.
Gillian Kivlehan (right) and Rosy Ryan did a jig as they exchanged the flame in Dumfries. Rosy coaches girls' football and aspires to move to America to coach the sport. Gillian was instrumental in raising more than £10,000 for the charity DEBRA which supports local families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa - a genetic skin blistering condition known as EB.
Calum Graham (R) and Paul Mcghee pulled a Usain 'lightening' Bolt pose before exchanging the Olympic flame as the relay passed through Gretna. Through Calum's job as a sports development officer he has introduced hundreds of children to sport. Meanwhile Paul underwent treatment for cancer in 2010 and has since raised more than 30,000 for a cancer charity.
Being watched from up above, Suzanne Day carried the Olympic flame through Carlisle. After joining the mental health charity Mind as a volunteer, Suzanne has provided a listening ear for people affected by the floods in West Cumbria in November 2009 and the Whitehaven shootings in June 2010.
Taking the top deck of an open-air bus was Andrew Holden who carried the flame through Grasmere. At the age of 71, Andrew still coaches hockey and represents England in the veteran game.
Meanwhile, there was an homage to the Olympic torch at Royal Ascot, where Laura Neson from Essex fashioned this little number for Ladies Day.
The Olympic flame took to waters of Windermere on a steam boat accompanied by teenage torchbearer Stephanie Booth and groups of local schoolchildren.