Olympic Torch Relay

Hundreds of local people will carry the Olympic torch through the Scottish Borders on its relay from Edinburgh to Alnwick.

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Children wait for torch in Galashiels

Lewis Watt, 9 and Sam Johnstone, 9 from St Peter's in Gala. Credit: ITV Border

Children in Galashiels have been speaking to our reporter Jenny Longden about how excited they are about seeing the torch.

Lewis Watt, who is 9, said:: "I'm really excited to see the Olympic torch, and taking part in the relay. It's fun to come with flags and make things to wear to celebrate it."

Sam Johnson, also 9, said: "I am excited to see the torch come by, because it only comes round once in a while, I am just happy to be here. It is exciting to see people come by just to see the torch."


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