60,000 turn out to cheer on torch
The huge audience for the Olympic flame’s journey through the north surprised organisers.
More than 60,000 cheer on the torch bearers across the Highlands.
In Inverness, where locals got a two-day double dose of action, 45,000 people are estimated to have lined the streets.
Highland Council convener Jimmy Gray said last night he was proud of the “great reaction” the torch bearers had received.
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