New exhibition on the day the Torch came to Midlothian
The provost of Midlothian has launched a new exhibition commemorating the day the Olympic Torch came to the county.
Provost Joe Wallace used the week of the opening ceremony to kick off the travelling exhibition, with its first stop being Bonnyrigg Library.
Provost Wallace said: "This exhibition marks what was a brilliant day for bringing people together. I was up at Mauricewood on the day of the event itself and the children really enjoyed themselves."
Over 20,000 people throughout the county gave a fantastic welcome to the Olympic Flame on 14 June, with many lining the streets as they enjoyed Midlothian's moment to shine.
The exhibition continues the excitement seen across the county on that day, with traffic to the council's website doubling as people watched special videos and images of the torch's progress south through Midlothian. The exhibition contains tweets sent from Midlothian, and images sourced through the council's Flickr stream.
The exhibition also includes photos of many of the torch bearers who carried the flame on its historic journey through the county.
All of the photos included in the exhibition are also featured on our Flickr page at www.flickr.com/groups/olympic_torch_relay_midlothian which was created as a permanent photographic record of the torch relay.
The exhibition starts at Bonnyrigg Library from 23 July to 11 August, before moving on to Dalkeith Library from 13 - 25 August. The exhibition will then travel to libraries in Loanhead (27 August to 8 September), Penicuik (10 - 23 September), Danderhall (24 September to 5 October), Newtongrange (8 - 20 October), Mayfield (22 October to 3 November) and Gorebridge (5 - 17 November).