Bells across the UK have rung out to mark exactly 12 hours until the start of the 2012 Games in London including Carlisle Cathedral's.
A Lake District farmer has designed his own special giant tribute to the London 2012 Olympics across almost 11 acres of cornfields.
A small rug making firm in the Scottish borders has been given a contract to make rugs for the horses competing in the Olympic games.
Some of our regions' Olympic and Paralympic heros will be taking part in a parade in Glasgow to celebrate Scottish success.
Gold winning show jumper Scott Brash, from Peebles and paralympic swimmer James Clegg, from Newcastleton will be there.
At 8.12 this morning people all over the country have rang bells to mark precisely 12 hours to the opening of the London Olympic games.
Featured as part of the cultural Olympiad, experienced change ringing experts of tower bells to enthusiastic children with hand bells, bicycle bells and even doorbells rang out.
Among the bells that peeled were those of Carlisle Cathedral.
After a twitter campaign involving South Lakes MP Tim Farron thousand of spare Olympic tickets will be given to members of the Armed Forces.
A twitter campaign was launched to give members of the armed forces the tickets when news that more than 200,000 were spare.
Now the organisers have announced that through the charity Tickets for troops over 10,000 Olympic and Paralympic tickets have ben donated.
Commenting Tim Farron said:
– Tim Farron MP
"I am absolutely delighted that the Olympics organizers have listened to our twitter campaign to show our thanks to our armed forces by giving them the spare tickets to both the Olympics and Paralympics. The service and commitment that our military has shown by agreeing to step in and ensure that security for these major international events is not compromised for a second is fantastic and they deserve all of our thanks and support.”
Horses competing in the Olympic Games are having special Olympic rugs made for them by a firm based in the Scottish Borders.
A rug maker based in a Scottish Borders village has been given a huge contract to make official rugs for the horses in the Olympics. Teviot Equine in Roberton near Hawick is making 60 blankets for equestrian events in London.