WEST Lothian people are being urged to join in the party when the Olympic Flame pays an historic visit to the county in June.
The first stop in West Lothian on June 13 will be at an event for schools at Hopetoun House where it will be greeted by more than 500 schoolchildren.
The convoy will then visit Broxburn where at 5.20pm the Olympic Torch Relay will continue along North Greendykes Road, East Main Street and Newhouses Road carried by Torch Bearers wearing white and gold uniforms.
To mark the occasion a number of events and activities for residents, visitors and children are being organised during the afternoon in Broxburn leading up to the Olympic Torch Relay’s visit.
Chief Executive of West Lothian Council Graham Hope commented: “It’s an historic visit and a chance for people in West Lothian to see the Olympic Torch Relay and join in the fun.
“The visit is West Lothian’s moment to shine as the Olympic Torch Relay brings with it national and international media coverage.
“We hope that as many people as possible will come along and show a huge West Lothian welcome to the Olympic Torch and cheer on the inspirational torch bearers.”
The Olympic Torch will be carried in the Hopetoun House leg by John Beaton (19) of South Queensferry.
John was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age 17 but never uses his difficulties as an excuse to not do things.
Since being confirmed as a torch bearer John has also won an apprenticeship with the City of Edinburgh Council.
He said: “Being a London Games torch bearer is a great honour and one I hope I can carry out to an exemplary standard for all those people who find it difficult in life because they have some form of disability whether it is learning-related or physical.”