Beattie hails torch arrival

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Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie has welcomed news the Olympic Torch will make its way to Midlothian, saying it will be a “once-in-a-lifetime event”.

The torch is coming to Midlothian as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

On June 14, the torch will travel through Dalkeith, Lasswade, Loanhead, Bilston, Miltonbridge and Penicuik, joining more than 1000 villages, towns and cities announced by the Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.