Olympic Torch travels through the Forth Valley
With less than a month to the Olympic Torch Relay passing through the Forth Valley, plans are progressing well to help ensure it travels through the area on Saturday June 9 and Wednesday June 13 without delay.
Central Scotland Police and the local authorities in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire have been working behind the scenes to ensure the safety of the public and the smooth passage of the Olympic Torch during this two-day event.
The 70-day Olympic Torch Relay will start at Land’s End in Cornwall on Saturday May 19. On leaving Land’s End the Olympic Flame will travel an estimated 8,000 miles around the UK giving thousands of communities and individuals the opportunity to participate as the Olympic Flame comes to a place near them.
The Olympic flame will travel through Crianlarich and Tyndrum on Saturday June 9 and then on Wednesday June 13 it will travel through Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk.
Residents and visitors to the area will have a chance to see the torch as it passes along the route and further details of the route can be obtained from www.london2012.com/torch-relay/
Given the nature of the event and planning arrangements surrounding the Olympic Torch and the accompanying convoy, there is likely to be significant traffic disruption during its time in the area.
Details of road closures and best vantage points will be issued nearer the time.
However we advise you to start making plans of how this may affect your day including any travel or business functions.
Further information will be released nearer the time.