Western Isles to welcome Olympic torch on June 11th

The Western Isles has officially been named as one of the places being visited by the Olympic torch before the start of the Games being hosted in London next summer.

The torch will pass through Stornoway on the 11th of June 2012, on the 24th day of its route around Britain.

People from communities throughout the Western Isles are invited to attend as the Flame is carried on its route around Stornoway and to support the Olympic Torchbearers.

Stornoway is one of over 1,000 villages, towns and cities announced by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) through which the Olympic Flame will be carried by Torchbearers during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

Also being launched is the ‘Get Set for the Olympic Torch Relay’ education resource, available to all schools registered with Get Set, London 2012’s official education programme.

The aim of the resource is to provide schools with cross-curricular resources aimed at teachers working with 3 to 16 year olds to aid learning around history of Olympic Torch Relays, the design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay and the Torch itself.

A further education resource will launch next year to encourage schools to plan a welcome for the Olympic Flame and show support for the Torchbearers.

Bank of Scotland, official Education Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, have launched their Flame Followers schools programme which compliments the Get Set resources, and gives schools once-in-a-lifetime opportunities be right at the heart of the excitement and celebrations of the Relay.