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50,000 line City's streets to see Olympic torch

posted 14 Jun 2012, 10:14 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 14 Jun 2012, 10:21 ]

The Olympic torch embarked on its journey out of Scotland beneath blue skies this morning as it was carried through the Old Town, following last night’s spectacular celebrations at Edinburgh Castle.

The torch procession left Festival Square just after 7am, as tourists and families mingled with commuters outside the Scottish Parliament to see children’s sports coach Sophie Hanson, 29, receive the flame: “I’m on top of the world, I’m holding back the tears,” she said, as the procession approached.