Tuesday, June 05, 2012
A week today - on the evening of Tuesday 12th June - Olympic Torch Relay will arrive in
The relay will begin its journey to an evening celebration at
from Baxter Park Commercial Street
at 18:14, calling in at City
Square around 4 minutes later.
The City Council has organised a programme of entertainment at
City Square, including gymnasts, Active
Schools, drummers and Fintry Pipe Band - and this will begin at 4pm.
The relay and torchbearers will then move along Murraygate and Cowgate, up
Princes Street onto
then onto for 18:47. Baxter Park
celebration will be open to the public from 4pm, with activities beginning at
5pm. Highlights include a DJ set presented by street dancers Twist & Pulse
and a performance from top Scots pop star Emeli Sande. There will
be a number of dancing and athletic events taking place in the park, with
representations from sponsors. Baxter Park
At 18:50, a cauldron will be lit from the Olympic Flame. Events at the park will come to a close at around 19:15.
No tickets are required for either the
City Square or events, but people are being advised to come along as early as they can. Baxter Park