The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today confirmed places for hundreds of inspiring people from Scotland who will be carrying the Olympic Flame as Torchbearers in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
The Torchbearers announced today include those that were successful through the public nomination processes run by LOCOG and the Presenting Partners, Coca Cola, Bank of Scotland and Samsung.
Each Torchbearer has also had confirmed the details of what day and in which community in Scotland they will be carrying the Flame. LOCOG has endeavoured to slot Torchbearers within an hour of their nomination address so family and friends can cheer them on. The Torchbearers are listed by the community they are carrying the Olympic Flame in at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay together with a selection of their inspiring stories. The remaining Torchbearers will be confirmed over the coming months.
The streets in Scotland in which the Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame were also revealed today at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay to help communities plan for lining the route and business continuity. Plans for the last two days in London will be confirmed in the next month. The on-line map gives street-by-street details and the approximate start times for how and when the Flame will travel through over 1,000 villages, towns and cities that were announced at the end of last year. Communities can view the journey of the Olympic Flame in detail now and can find out when it will be travelling along their nearest high street, through their town square or past their local village shop.