Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Olympic Torch Relay in Dundee


A week today -  on the evening of Tuesday 12th June - Olympic Torch Relay will arrive in Dundee.

The relay will begin its journey to an evening celebration at Baxter Park from 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 Arbroath Road, then onto Baxter Park for 18:47.


The 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.

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 Baxter Park events, but people are being advised to come along as early as they can.
You can download this map of the relay in higher-quality format here.