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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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