Shining lights of the community wanted to hold Olympic torch

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP John Pentland and Central Scotland list MSP Siobhan McMahon are backing a campaign to nominate candidates to be Olympic torchbearers.

In June next year the Olympic Torch will be touring Scotland and sponsors Lloyds Banking Group have invited people to nominate local heroes as torchbearers.

Successful nominees will be individuals whose work has inspired others, such as a dedicated sports coach, a teacher who runs after school clubs, a local volunteer or charity worker.

Mr Pentland said: “Nobody knows better who deserves this honour than the people who are being helped and supported by our heroes.”

Miss McMahon added: “Throughout our communities there are many selfless individuals whose tireless work deserves recognition.”

Full story in June 23 edition of Times & Speaker