The 2012 Olympic Torch is coming to Edinburgh. Two great questions to ask in response to that statement are; when is the Olympic Flame coming to Edinburgh and where in Edinburgh will the Olympic Torch going?
The Olympic Torch reaches Edinburgh on the 13th of June. That’s the day to expect TV cameras and all flavours of journalists to be out and about on the streets.
There is a list of streets that the Olympic Flame will be carried through. The route is an assumption at this stage but its hard to imagine too many variants. It may also be subject to change. So, where is the torch in Edinburgh going?
- Calder Road
- Chesser Avenue
- Slateford Road
- Shandon Place
- Ashley Terrace
- Gray’s Loan
- Colinton Road
- Holy Corner
- Bruntsfield Place
- Leven Street
- Home Street
- Lauriston Place
- Forrest Road
- George IV Bridge
- Edinburgh Castle
The Olympic Torch starts in Calder Road and the Edinburgh leg of the relay finishes at Edinburgh Castle. There’s an unofficial Google Map of the key streets.
View The Olympic Flame in Edinburgh in a larger map
Edinburgh Castle’s free Olympic Torch concert
To celebrate recieving the Olymic Flame Edinburgh Castle will be hosting a free concert. It’s expected that some 7,500 free tickets for the event eill be given away.
Edinburgh Council has confirmed there will be children entertainment and non-musical performances at the event as well. A yet-to-be-named Scottish act is expected to headline.