Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:02 BST on Monday, 23rd July 2012.
 
Gallery: Cumbernauld's part in the London 2012 Olympic Games

ABOVE: The Cumbernauld Media picture gallery of snap shots taken from the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay through Cumbernauld’s North Carbrain Road. All pictures are the copyright of Bill Henry and are used on his courtesy.

With the Olympic Games only days away we thought that we would take a look back at Cumbernauld’s part in the Games’ Relay.

Cumbernauld took up its role as the only North Lanarkshire town to welcome the Olympic Torch on the 13th June, with the torch being paraded through Cumbernauld’s North Carbrain Road.

The torchbearers for the day were Samara’s Marina Chikulaeva, 50, Bonnybridge’s Christine Moroney, 59, Stirling’s Josh Gavin, 46 and Uphall’s Ron Hunter, 57.

North Lanarkshire Council predict that around 6’000 people showed up to watch the Torch’s arrival and departure, at shortly after twelve-noon.

On the day the Torch arrived, Provost Jim Robertson said: “I would love to say we had 2012 schoolchildren at the event ... but the reality was more than 3000 turned out from over 50 schools.

“Cumbernauld and Kilsyth had pupils from 22 schools present.

“The turnout from local residents and visitors was equally impressive ... and even the weather was kind to us.”

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