March 24, 2016 Live from the road

Edinburgh - Glasgow

Reported by Devashishu Torpy 85.0 km

Running through Silverknowes in Edinburgh

Arriving at school

A couple of laps of St David's School on their last day of term before the Easter break

There was tremendous excitement in the school

Performing the World Harmony Run song on violins

A moment of Peace

Everyone thinks Vera is from Spain - but she's from the country next door!

Along the Firth of Forth to the Forth Road Bridge which will take us north to North Queensferry

This is the Forth Bridge - an extraordinary feat of engineering. It is considered an iconic structure and symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was designed by the English engineers Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker and construction began in 1882. Sri Chinmoy dedicated the bridge as a Peace Bridge in 1996.

Now .... where are we?

North Queensferry School

I come from a country by the Baltic Sea
A nation that is green and flat
My flag is red with white in between
Now what country is that?

Ilona leads us on towards Falkirk and Glasgow

Just before we reach Milngavie we meet Caroline outside Solid Rock Cycle shop in Torrance

Fiona Crosby meets us on the road to herald us into Milngavie. Fiona came across the Peace Run two years ago in Germany and was inspired to invite us to her hometown in the north of Glasgow.

A piper is playing as we arrive in Milngavie.

He is 79 years old and has been playing bagpipes since he was eight. He still teaches and is the founder of the two pipe bands in the local area.

The people of Milngavie give us a heartfelt welcome.

Fiona invites us all to sing the traditional Scottish song of friendship Auld Lang Syne written by Robert Burns in 1788

A memorial to those who gave their lives in service to their country

I wanna be a piper!

Thank you to the Village Restaurant in Glasgow for a fine Indian meal

Torch carried by
Albena Margeritova (Bulgaria), Balavan Thomas (Great Britain), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Gints Peleckis (Latvia), Gordana Petrovčić (Croatia), Ilona Svoboda (Czech Republic), Mukul Fishman (Israel), Paramanyu Lebedev (Russia), Rasmivan Collinson (Great Britain), Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Shyamala Stott (Great Britain), Vera Marques (Portugal).  
Paramanyu Lebedev, Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov
The torch has travelled 85.0 km from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

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