Eternal flame burns brightly for lucky few

180612  Craig hannah visits boness public school with olympic torch.
180612 Craig hannah visits boness public school with olympic torch.

THE Olympic Torch Relay has been and gone and is now travelling south on its journey towards London.

Queensferry’s John Beaton got the honour to run up the entrance to Hopetoun House but just hours after what was the “biggest day” of his life so far, he visited his former school to show it to pupils at Dalmeny Primary.

The 19-year -old, a modern apprentice with City of Edinburgh Council, was personally congratulated by Sue Bruce, the council’s chief executive.

Another Queensferry youngster who took part in the Olympic Torch relay was youngster Kai Wong, (12) who ran a leg along Edinburgh’s Grassmarket at 7am on Thursday, June 14.

Torchbearers from Bo’ness included Craig Hannah, who ran along Glasgow’s University Avenue.

He kicked off his primary schools torch tour with a visit to Bo’ness Public on Monday morning.

He is happy to hear from any local groups who might also like for him to pop in and give a talk.

Former hockey internationalist Claire Tattersall, whose Olympic dream was cut short by cancer was seen carrying the torch down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Among those cheering her on were hockey players from Bo’ness Academy, whom she coaches.

Linlithgow’s Sarah Williamson (34) ran a leg of the relay in Edinburgh while local fencer Calum St Croix ran with the torch through Larbert.