Katherine Grainger Welcomes the Olympic Torch Relay to Scotland

The Olympic Flame crossed the border into Scotland on Friday and Glasgow welcomed the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay with open arms.

The Olympic Flame crosses the border into Scotland and Glasgow welcomed the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

In celebration of its arrival in Scotland’s largest city, Bank of Scotland welcomed the Flame to Toryglen Football Centre during a showcase National School Sport Week event.

Olympic Flame reaches London *

Olympic Silver Medalist Katherine Grainger hosted over 750 pupils from 25 schools in and around Glasgow at an afternoon of Olympic and Para-Olympic sport, including football, rowing, athletics, basketball and a range of disability sport , after which she was joined by a further 600 pupils to welcome the Flame.  The celebration of youth sport was also be attended by a number of local dignitaries, including Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Public Health.

Crowds line the streets of London for a better view *

Now in its third year, Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week runs from today until Friday 15th June 2012 and is aiming to get 1,950 schools from across Scotland involved in the week. This is more than 75% of all schools in Scotland; over a third more schools participating than in 2011 and nearly three times as many schools as in 2010, the program's inaugural week.

The Olympic Torch arrives *

 

Images where noted (*) courtesy of Barbara Kerr

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