Olympic torch on tour

THE Olympic flame arrives in the UK in less than a year and the search is on for 8,000 torch bearers from across the country to carry the world famous Olympic torch on its journey.

A ‘Moment to Shine’ public nomination campaign invites members of the public from across Scotland to nominate inspirational people, give them their chance to shine and have their story celebrated in the run up to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Falkirk Council’s Provost Pat Reid said: “The torch relay provides a unique opportunity for communities in all areas of Scotland to be part of London 2012 through the torchbearer process.

“This is an amazing opportunity to be part of the one of the largest sporting events in the world, let’s make sure the spotlight falls on the Falkirk Council area by nominating a remarkable person now.”

From the start point of the London 2012 Olympic torch Relay at Land’s End an average of 110 people a day will take centre stage by carrying the Olympic Flame during its 70 day journey towards the Olympic Stadium in London.

The average distance they’ll take it is 300 metres.

To make a nomination - a 150 word story is needed - go to www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay

The deadline is 11.59pm on Wednesday, June 29.