Olympic Flame in City

The Olympic Flame will pass through Brechin as part of a lead up to London 2012.

To mark the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic Flame will begin its journey from Greece to London, arriving in the UK on May 18 for a 70–day journey around the country, carried by 8000 torchbearers.

The Olympic Flame will pass through the Angus communities of Hillside, Montrose, Brechin and Forfar on Tuesday, June 12, on its way from Aberdeen to Dundee.

On July 27, 2012, the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be held as the Olympic Flame arrives at the Olympic Stadium for the lighting of the cauldron to signify the start of the 2012 games.

Full details of the relay will be announced closer to the time, inviting people from across the area to welcome the Olympic Flame in these locations.

Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville said:

“We are delighted that the Olympic Flame will pass through Angus on its route to the Olympic Stadium in London, and hope that many people will take the opportunity to witness this historic event.”

The Olympic Torch Relay route has been planned so that the Flame will come within ten miles of 95 percent of people in the UK.