Stuart Bathgate: Olympic Torch Bearer

If the face on page 22 of today's edition of The Scotsman is familiar to Scots journalists, especially among the football reporting fraternity, it's because it is indeed a photograph of the paper's chief sports writer.

After carrying the Olympic Torch on one of the Dumfries legs yesterday, Stuart Bathgate, writes: “It's all over in no time. Even if you go at just a gentle jog, those 300 metres peter out before you know it, and your short part in the Olympic Torch Relay is over. You want it to carry on for far longer, because unless you are a rock star or similar, you have never before had thousands of people cheering your every move.”