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London Olympics 2012

Olympic Torch Relay

One day. Eight South Ayrshire towns and villages.

At 7.06am on Friday 8 June, the Olympic Torch entered South Ayrshire at the Ballantrae village sign on the A77, marking the start of a fantastic three and a half hours of memorable moments, sensational singing and fun and games as the Olympic Torch Relay wound its way from Ballantrae to Ayr.

A number of local heroes carried the Torch for 300 metres as it travelled along the streets of Ballantrae, Girvan, Turnberry, Maidens, Kirkoswald, Maybole, Alloway and Ayr and we saw thousands of people cheering them on as the London 2012 Olympic Torch passes by their house, workplace, local shops and schools on its epic journey to London where the Games will open on 27 July.

The Torch’s South Ayrshire journey included a visit to the iconic Robert Burns Birthplace Museum where the Torch received a warm Burns welcome.

You can view the route the Relay took on our special Olympic Torch map.

Throughout the route, school pupils performed a specially-composed Olympic song called ‘Summer of Song’ and there was also lots going on in local communities.

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Last updated: 15 September 2015

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