Olympic torch goes through Stranraer

Stranraer prepares for the torch
Stranraer prepares for the torch Photo: ITV

Nearly three weeks into its journey around the UK, the Olympic torch has been through Stranraer spending it's first night in our area. It has already visited England, Wales, the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.

Jedward carry the torch in Ireland
Jedward carry the torch in Ireland Credit: ITV

John and Edward proudly took the torch through the streets of Dublin.

The explorer Chris Bonington carried the torch to the top of Snowdonia in Wales.

Chris Bonington at the top of Snowdonia
Chris Bonington at the top of Snowdonia Credit: ITV
Belfast celebrates the Olympic torch
Belfast celebrates the Olympic torch Credit: ITV

It arrived on Scottsih soil and a self-confessed 'Mrs Stranraer' will became the first torch bearer from our area. She spoke to us about how excited she was:

The torch was brought into Stranraer on a ferry. Resting there overnight before continuing its journey north.

Stranraer prepares for the torch
Stranraer prepares for the torch Credit: ITV

Next week it returns to our area, travelling down from Edinburgh to Alnwick on Thursday. Then Newcastle, where it will travel on a zip wire over the River Tyne. It will then spend nights in Durham and Middlesbrough before moving on to York, Carlisle, Dumfries and finally Bowness-on-Windermere.

From there, it carries on through the country to London for the start of the Olympic Games.

To find out exactly where the torch is travelling near you, look on the London 2012 website.

Olympic Torch Route
Olympic Torch route Credit: ITV