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London 2012: Torch route through Scotland revealed

  • 7 November 2011
  • From the section Scotland
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Scottish Olympic silver medallist Katherine Grainger welcomed the torch to Edinburgh

Details have been released of the route for the Olympic torch relay through Scotland.

The symbolic flame will begin the Scottish leg of its journey at Stranraer on 8 June.

Some of the 816 people selected to carry the torch as it journeys through 119 communities in Scotland will be informed in December.

During the six days it spends in Scotland, the flame will travel nearly 900 miles (1,448km).

The route has been chosen to include iconic Scottish backdrops including the Forth Bridge, St Andrews Golf Club and Loch Ness.

It will also take in Orkney, Shetland and Lewis.

Scottish spectators had their first chance to see the 2012 torch in June, when it was welcomed to Edinburgh by Olympic silver medalist Katherine Grainger.

The opening ceremony for the London 2012 games takes place on 27 July.

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