Alternative torch celebrations

The torch isn't going to Hawick

The Olympic torch isn't visiting Hawick in the Scottish Borders as it tours around the UK, but that hasn't stopped them celebrating.

Thousands of locals expected to line the streets as Hawick stages its own Olympic torch procession with it's own Olympic torch.

The town was the only major Borders location not to be included in the official torch relay.

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Hawick's alternative torch celebrations

The Olympic torch isn't going to visit Hawick on it's UK tour but that hasn't stopped the town making their own torch and arranging celebrations anyway.