Countdown – Today is the day the #OlympicTorch Scotland arrives in the Lothians #daytoremember

The Olympic TorchHistory will be made around 4.20pm when the Olympic Torch enters in to the Lothians for the first time.  After crossing the world famous Forth Road Bridge the Torch will go to historic Hopetoun House.

After Hopetoun the Torch enters Bathgate in West Lothian before heading via convoy into the capital, arriving around 5.45pm at Stenhouse before making it’s way through the city to the imposing Edinburgh Castle watching over the city below.

A special 1 hour event is being held at The Castle, where the Torch will be welcomed and housed overnight, around 9000 people are expected to attend this gathering.

We will be sending out updates via a dedicated section on our website, and  our Twitter account @LBP_Police using the dedicated hastag #OlympicTorchScotland. You can find full details of the timings and Torch route there.

Remember we would like to share your experience and photos of this once in a lifetime event, so send them via Twitter @LBP_Police or email them to 

Lets make it two days to remember as the Torch completes the last leg of it’s journey around Scotland

Olympic Torch Relay