Olympic Torch Relay - Scottish route and dates

Olympic Torch Relay - Scottish route and dates

Information on Scottish leg of the Olympic Torch's journey around the UK

Having toured through various towns and cities in England and Wales, the Olympic Torch relay is set to head to Scotland, starting at Stranraer on Fri 8 Jun and heading up the west coast (via Robert Burns' birthplace in Ayr) to Glasgow.

The city will celebrate the torch’s arrival with a multi-arts programme at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 1.30-6pm and a George Square performance from Eliza Doolittle, Emeli Sandé and General Fiasco.

The torch will then travel around the country, taking in Inverness, Orkney and Shetland (Sun 10), the Isle of Lewis (Mon 11), Aberdeen (Mon 11 & Tue 12) and Dundee (Tue 12) before reaching Edinburgh on Wed 13 Jun. The capital’s torch celebrations will feature another performance by Emeli Sandé at Edinburgh Castle as well as a variety of acrobatic and dance acts. This two-hour long show will also include the chance to have your photo taken with the torch, which will remain overnight in Edinburgh before travelling through Midlothian and the Borders to reach Newcastle on Sat 16 Jun.

The torch's journey will come to an end on Sat 27 Jul when it reaches the Olympic Stadium in London and will be used to light the Olympic Cauldron, marking the beginning of the Games.

The Glasgow Torch Celebration is free and requires no booking.
Tickets for the event at Edinburgh Castle are now sold out.

Olympic Torch in Scotland

8 June 2012 — Stranraer to Glasgow

  • 6:08am Stranraer
  • 6:31am Cairnryan
  • 7:07am Ballantrae
  • 7:36am Girvan
  • 8:08am Turnberry
  • 8:22am Maidens
  • 8:35am Kirkoswald
  • 8:49am Maybole
  • 9:34am Alloway
  • 9:58am Ayr
  • 10:42am Kilmarnock
  • 12:45pm Kilmaurs
  • 1:01pm Stewarton
  • 1:13pm Dunlop
  • 1:29pm Barrmill
  • 1:39pm Beith
  • 1:59pm Lochwinnoch
  • 2:27pm Kilmacolm
  • 2:44pm Port Glasgow
  • 3:31pm Rutherglen
  • 3:41pm Glasgow (Prospecthill Road)
  • 5:10pm Giffnock
  • 5:43pm Glasgow (Argyle Street)

9 June 2012 — Glasgow to Inverness

  • 7:03am Glasgow (Riverside Museum)
  • 8:16am Bearsden
  • 8:42am Clydebank
  • 9:20am Dumbarton
  • 9:55am Luss
  • 10:18am Tarbet
  • 11:17am Crianlarich
  • 11:35am Tyndrum
  • 12:41pm Glen Coe
  • 12:56pm Ballachullish
  • 1:29pm Fort William
  • 3:21pm Spean Bridge
  • 4:13pm Fort Augustus
  • 4:38pm Invermoriston
  • 5:08pm Lewiston
  • 5:14pm Drumnadrochit
  • 6:11pm Inverness (Glenurquhart Road)

10 June 2012 — Kirkwall to Lerwick

  • 9:00am Kirkwall (Orkney)
  • 1:54pm Lerwick (Shetland)

11 June 2012 — Stornoway to Aberdeen

  • 6:32am Stornoway
  • 10:39am Inverness (Castle)
  • 11:34am Aviemore
  • 12:14pm Carrbridge
  • 12:54pm Grantown-on-Spey
  • 1:32pm Tomintoul
  • 2:26pm Crathie
  • 3:43pm Ballater
  • 4:09pm Dinnet
  • 4:19pm Aboyne
  • 4:48pm Kincardine O'Neil
  • 4:09pm Banchory
  • 4:11pm Drumoak
  • 6:24pm Peterculter
  • 6:39pm Bieldside
  • 7:15pm Cults
  • 7:19pm Aberdeen (Castlegate)

12 June 2012 — Aberdeen to Dundee

  • 7:21am Aberdeen (Dyce)
  • 8:56am Stonehaven
  • 9:34am Marykirk
  • 9:48am Hillside
  • 9:58am Montrose
  • 10:33am Brechin
  • 11:29am Forfar
  • 12:11pm Meigle
  • 12:22pm Coupar Angus
  • 12:36pm Woodside
  • 12:43pm Burrelton
  • 12:56pm Balbeggie
  • 1:07pm Scone
  • 1:29pm Scone Palace
  • 2:55pm Perth
  • 3:44pm Abernethy
  • 4:01pm Newburgh
  • 4:56pm Cupar
  • 5:20pm Dairsie
  • 5:23pm Guardbridge
  • 5:53pm Leuchars
  • 6:14pm Dundee

13 June 2012 — St Andrews to Edinburgh

  • 7:00am St Andrews
  • 8:03am Milnathort
  • 8:18am Kinross
  • 8:39am Crook of Devon
  • 9:08am Alloa
  • 9:29am Bridge of Allan
  • 10:17am Dunblane
  • 10:34am Stirling
  • 11:41am Cumbernauld
  • 12:10pm Larbert
  • 12:24pm Camelon
  • 12:38pm Falkirk
  • 2:39pm Skinflats
  • 3:01pm Cairneyhill
  • 3:11pm Crossford
  • 3:22pm Dunfermline
  • 4:28pm Hopetoun House
  • 5:21pm Broxburn
  • 5:45pm Edinburgh (Castle)

14 June 2012 — Edinburgh to the Borders

  • 7:08am Edinburgh (West End)
  • 8:15am Duddingston
  • 8:36am Musselburgh
  • 8:59am Dalkeith
  • 9:26am Lasswade
  • 9:33am Loanhead
  • 9:55am Bilston
  • 10:04am Milton Bridge
  • 10:46am Penicuik
  • 11:11am Eddleston
  • 11:22am Peebles
  • 11:53am Innerleithen
  • 12:04pm Walkerburn
  • 12:34pm Selkirk
  • 1:16pm Galashiels
  • 2:29pm Earlston
  • 2:53pm Gordon
  • 3:07pm Greenlaw
  • 3:29pm Duns
  • 4:00pm Chirnside
  • 4:21pm Foulden

21 June 2012 — Dumfries to Gretna

  • 7:52am Dumfries
  • 8:50am Annan
  • 9:09am Eastriggs
  • 9:29am Gretna

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