London 2012: Stunning scenery as flame travels through Highlands

The Olympic torch enjoyed a thrill-seeking day as it continued its journey around the United Kingdom in the Scottish Highlands

Sportsbeat
By Sportsbeat

On boat, on cable car and on mountain bike, the Olympic torch enjoyed a thrill-seeking day as it continued its journey around the United Kingdom in the Scottish Highlands.

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Mountain Biker Tracy Moseley carries the Olympic Flame on the Nevis Range during Day 22 of the Torch Relay (Locog/Getty Images)

Emma Baird joined 1948 Olympian Hamish Hardie to take the torch on the Tall Ship at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.

And the flame also crossed Loch Ness, there was no sign of its famous monster, dropped in on the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William and took a ride on the Nevis Range Gondola.

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Emma Baird holds the Olympic Flame next to 1948 Olympian Hamish Hardie on a ship on the River Clyde on the Torch Relay leg from Glasgow to Bearsden (Locog/Getty Images)

More than 90 torchbearers played their part in a 170-mile journey through some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, including TV presenter Jenni Falconer and chart-topping artist Emeli Sande.

“This was the biggest honour I’ve ever been given, the whole experience was absolutely amazing,” said Falconer, an ambassador for the Princes’ Trust.

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An employee of the Nevis Range carries the Olympic Flame on a gondola on the Nevis Range on Day 22 of the Torch Relay leg (Locog/Getty Images)

“I was just numb and was waving frantically. My cheeks are still aching from smiling and the atmosphere was incredible.”

On Sunday the 70-day relay will continue its journey by traveling to the most northern part of the British Isles, spending the day on the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

© Sportsbeat 2012

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