ANGUS is gearing up to welcome the Olympic Torch when it arrives in the county on Tuesday morning, June 12.
Commenting on the torch’s imminent arrival Provost of Angus Helen Oswald said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to welcome the Olympic flame to our communities.
“Four and a half thousand schoolchildren will be out on the route to experience this historic moment. I’m sure that many Angus residents will join them and give a rousing reception to the 20 inspiring community torchbearers who are carrying the flame through our streets.”
A council spokesperson encouraged residents to take care when viewing the torch saying: “There are no designated viewing areas, other than those set aside for schools, so members of the public are asked to stay on the pavements as the torch passes. Marshals will be on had to offer assistance if required. Parking restrictions are in place on some sections of the route in Brechin and Forfar, so please leave plenty of time to find a parking space and a viewing spot on Tuesday.”
The torch will be making its way through the communities of Hillside, Brechin, Montrose and Forfar as follows:
Hillside: 0948 - 0957hrs, Marykirk Road - Loan Dykes.
Montrose: 0958 - 1019hrs, Coronation Avenue - North Esk Road - High Street - Hume Street
Brechin: 1033 - 1055hrs, Montrose Street - Southesk Street - Panmure Street - Swan Street – St David’s Street - Castle Street.
Forfar: 1129 – 1154hrs, Brechin Road - Castle Street - West High Street - Glamis Road (to Westfield Loan).
For detailed route/torchbearer information - www.london2012.com/torch-relay.
Further information about arrangements for the day is on the council’s website at www.angus.gov.uk/olympictorch