Torch comes to Fife but not Levenmouth

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THE recently-confirmed route for the Olympic Relay reveals the torch will come to Fife but bypass the East Neuk and Levenmouth.

But Windygates resident Sula Powell will ensure east Fife is represented in welcoming the Olympics when she carries the torch as it passes through Cupar.

Teen beauty pageant winner and model Sula (pictured left), who is currently in her fourth year at Bell Baxter High School, will don the official white and gold uniform as she carries the torch for 300 metres through the town.

On June 12, it will make its way through Newburgh, Cupar, Dairsie, Guardbridge, and Leuchars before arriving in St Andrews on June 13.

It will then travel through nearby local authority areas before returning to the Fife communities of Cairneyhill, Crossford and Dunfermline.

Grant Ward, head of leisure and cultural services for Fife Council, said: ”We’re absolutely delighted that the Olympic Torch Relay is coming to Fife and will be making its way through a number of our communities.

“The streets where the Olympic Torch will be carried in the Kingdom will give Fifers a chance to line the route and get involved in this historic event.”

Mr Ward said Fife Council would also be encouraging local organisations and community groups to stage their own celebrations and events to show their Olympic spirit.

An average of 115 torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8000 mile journey around the UK, before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on July 27 for the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony.