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The Olympic Torch Relay is set to visit Camelon on Wednesday, June 13 and thousands of local children will line the streets to welcome the arrival of the iconic Flame and celebrate the achievements of the Torchbearers.
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As s1camelon reported earlier in the year, the Torch will arrive in the town via Stirling Road at around 12.24pm. It will be carried through Camelon by Jack Smith from Aberdour, Lesley Simpson from Crieff and Tom Conaghan from South Lanarkshire. It will then head to Falkirk and stop at the wheel. After leaving the wheel, the Torch will continue through Falkirk to the Falkirk Stadium before leaving the area at Skinflats.
Provost Pat Reid said: “This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the people of our communities to see the torch being carried through our area on its 2,000 mile journey from Olympia to London.
“The children will be especially thrilled and be left with a lasting memory of having witnessed the relay and been part of this great occasion. I am sure that everyone will co-operate in following the advice provided in order to ensure that as many people as possible get a good view of the torch.”
The best viewing areas for the general public to see the torch are at the Station Hotel in Larbert, outside Dollar Park, Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, St. Crispin's Place and Arnot Street. Due to the number of children attending with their schools the council ask that the public respect the school groups and utilise the areas suggested.
For part of the time the torch is in the area it will be in convoy mode and these are the best areas to see it when it is being carried by a Torchbearer.
As part of the celebrations over 10,000 pupils from local schools area will line the route to mark this historic occasion and each school has been allocated a viewing area. In addition, around 300 children will take part in sports activities at The Falkirk Wheel and 1,600 pupils will take part in an event involving physical activity at Falkirk Stadium.
In the run up to the event, many primary schools have been involved in the London 2012 Inspire Marked project, Going for Gold. This is an Olympic and Paralympic national accreditation scheme which provides opportunities for schools to fully engage with the London 2012 event. Another Inspire Marked project Falkirk Future Stars will be supporting the activities at the Falkirk Wheel. Excitement is mounting across the area.
British Waterways is hosting a public event at The Falkirk Wheel which members and their families and friends are welcome to attend. The Torch is scheduled to arrive at The Wheel at 12.48 and will travel along the Viaduct and onto a barge before being lowered to the canal basin on The Falkirk Wheel.
Around 300 children will take part in sports activities at The Falkirk Wheel and there will be performances by the new community choir, Reasons to Dance, a community project lead by the National Theatre of Scotland, a dance performance by Denny High School and Tai Chi from a local group.
It is anticipated that this event will be very busy so anyone planning to attend should aim to get there early and take account of traffic disruption.
The council has been working with Central Scotland Police, Falkirk Community Trust and other agencies to ensure public safety and business continuity during this very busy time but with an event of this scale some disruption is inevitable.
During the period the torch is in the area there will be some road disruptions and traffic congestion so please if you are passing through any of these areas leave well in advance and if possible chose alternative routes. There will be restrictions on the roads, however there are no planned road closures in the Falkirk Council area.
Motorists are urged not to park indiscriminately and ensure their cars are not parked along the route. Any cars illegally parked will be moved. They are also being asked to pay attention to police along the route, not to perform illegal manoeuvres and to be patient while the torch is in the area.
Traffic Scotland will have live information on its website on the day advising people of the routes affected by the relay and any delays visit Transport Scotland.