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27/10/2011 pic lisa ferguson ' Calum de Saint Croix (S6) who is just back from Houston space camp,
27/10/2011 pic lisa ferguson ' Calum de Saint Croix (S6) who is just back from Houston space camp,
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the Olympic Flame will be carried by 8000 inspirational people across the UK and locals have been nominated in the relay for their “moment to shine”.

lCalum De Sainte Croix (17) from Falkirk, does fencing training in Linlithgow, and he will be carrying the flame through Larbert on June 13.

Calum began fencing aged three, and has just been selected to fence in the Scottish UK School Games Squad 2011.

He is part of the Great Britain under 17 squad and is a past age group Master at Arms member, and team captain of the winning Scottish School Foil Team.

Calum approaches all things with gusto, everything he sets his mind to he completes, not just well but to the best of his ability.

He stepped onto the first rung of his chosen career by winning a place at the Scottish Space School in Strathclyde University, became Dux of his school, and took his first solo flight in the last six months. Calum has given back so much to his sport and his school.

He volunteers to teach the primary school class twice a week, bringing his individual style of leadership to the fore.

He is unassuming and modest about his skills, but everything he does, he researches well until he is more than competent.

In his spare time he love to play electric guitar and bagpipes.

He plays at the Burns Supper for the local Church Guild.

He also has an interest in and astronomy.

lBeth Macleod (37) (below, left) who stays in Linlithgow will carry the flame through Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis on June 11.

Born in Stornoway in 1975, Beth was brought up in Lochmaddy, North Uist, by parents Dr John and Lorna Macleod.

She has always been a keen sportsperson, and she was a founding member of the North Uist Athletics Club.

In 1993, she left North Uist to study for a BA Sport in the Community degree at the University of Strathclyde.

She started playing rugby as a student in Glasgow and loved it so much she joined West of Scotland and following a switch to Murrayfield Wanderers in Edinburgh, she went on to play rugby union for 13 years, representing Scotland on 68 occasions and playing in three World Cups, several European Championships and nine Six Nations Tournaments.

She retired from playing in 2006 following the World Cup in Canada. Beth currently works as a lead manager with Sportscotland in Glasgow.

lSarah Williamson (34) from Linlithgow will carry the flame through Edinburgh on June 13.

Sarah is a front office manager in charge of championing employment of people with limited abilities.

She is part of a team that has won awards for work with Remploy, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Reuters and Job Centre Plus between 2005 and 2008.

Sarah rose to the challenge, overcoming her own reservations, and has been instrumental in helping others turn theirs lives around.

Sarah has made the opportunity available for many individuals to gain work experience in the hotel tradeand two of these people have now gained a permanent role at HI Edinburgh.

Sarah’s commitment and coaching together with other heads of departments’ involvement has resulted in this programme going from strength to strength.