Olympic Torch Route Confirmed
It has been Confirmed that the Olympic Torch will pass through Penicuik on the 14th of June.
It will pass through Penicuik, along the A701 at approximately 10:45 am. It will come in through Milton Bridge then proceed along Edinburgh Road before going round Beeslack Community High School and then back out onto the A701. It will then continue along this road and down John Street and then onto Peebles Road.
There will be four torch bearers for Penicuik. They have been named as Joel Lightman (32), Lesley Glidden (58), Neil Allan (32) and Ricky Fenwick (51).
Beeslack Community High School have commented saying that they will celebrate the passing of the torch but an event has yet to be confirmed. Gina Clark a local politician has also said that an event should be planned for the wider community.
If you would like to know more about the torch rally or the torchbearers you can go to the official London 2012 website at http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-torch-relay/index.php. Alternatively check back here soon as we’ll keep you updated. The event has been added to our events page.