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Nominations sought for Olympic torchbearers

Council Convener Stephen Hagan is calling for local nominations for ‘inspirational people’ to be torchbearers in the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

The Orkney Relay route will take place on Sunday June 10 2012.

The deadline for making nominations is 11.59pm on Wednesday, June 29.

To make a nomination go to www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay where you will be asked to provide a 150 word nomination story. You must tell the person who you are nominating that you are doing so.

Councillor Hagan said: “This will be a once in a lifetime experience for everyone involved and Orkney can be proud to be part of what promises to be a really memorable day.

“The Olympic Torch is steeped in history and heritage and is a key symbol of the Olympics. We are confident that Orkney’s cultural and historical landscape will provide a fitting backdrop for the Torch’s route.”