Olympic Torch set to pass through the Borders
Published 11 Jun 2012 09:30 0 Comments
IT is a busy day when the Olympic torch winds its way through the Borders.
Officially, it is day 27 of the torch parade and it will see the flame head from Edinburgh to Alnwick, in Northumberland.
On its way through the Borders it will be carried by some familiar faces, some not so, and even one torch bearer from Tampa, in the USA.
Murray Wright will be among those carrying the torch through Selkirk. His nomination states that he is originally from Canada and leads the $11 billion Tech Data Corporation Americas business in Canada, the US, and Latin America.
He will be joined in Selkirk by 19-year-old Lisa Robertson, from Galashiels, who has represented Scotland in both rugby and athletics and hopes to go on to play rugby for the British Lionesses.
Also in Selkirk will be Derek Fraser, from Melrose. The 50-year-old completed his first marathon in London in 1982 and has since run another 24 marathons, 136 half-marathons, 35 10Ks and 60 other distance races. On June 14, however, he will just have to tackle a few hundred yards.
So if you want to see the flame pass through, here are the places, times and people to look out for.
Eddleston, 11.04am-11.13am, where it will be carried by Bruce Scott, of Earlston, and Laura Munro, Dolphinton.
Peebles, 11.15am-11.38am. Torch bearers are: Brian Davis, Scottsdale; Ellie Wilson, Edinburgh; Rick Kenney, Galashiels; Alison Binns, dalkeith; Josh Snaith, jedburgh; and Sandy Gilchrist, Peebles.
Innerleithen, 11.53am-11.59am. Torch bearers are: Fraser Cowan, Edinburgh; helen Allan, Motherwell; Janet Jack, Jedburgh.
Walkerburn, 12.02pm-12.13pm. Torch bearers are: Andrew Christie, Edinburgh; Toby Harris, Edinburgh; Keith Bradley, Irvine.
Selkirk, 12.34pm-1.07pm. Torch bearers are: Babs Young, Berwick; Callum Dickson, Jedburgh; Pauline Charles, Tweedbank; Derek Fraser, melrose; John Steede, Jedburgh; Libby Kennedy, Newcastleton; Lisa Robertson, Galashiels; Murray Wright, Tampa, US; Sean Walls, East Kilbride.
Galashiels, 1.16pm-1.26pm. Torch bearer Shell Smith, from Tweedbank.
Earlston, 2.26pm-2.39pm. Torch bearer Brian Christer, Penicuik.
The torch then heads across to Berwickshire, calling at Greenlaw, Duns, Chirnside and Foulden before crossing the border into Berwick, down the coast to Bamburgh and ending the day at Alnwick.
Full details of the Olympic torch route are available at london2012.com/torch-relay.
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 11 Jun 12
Border Telegraph Poll
Do you think community councillors should support plans to spend £5,500 on a new lamp post in Galashiels to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee? See this week's Border Telegraph for more details.
This Poll is now closed.