Midlothian torch bill hits £36k

Olympic Torch, Dalkeith
Olympic Torch, Dalkeith

HOSTING the Olympic Torch Relay cost Midlothian Council £36,100.

Figures released through Freedom of Information legislation confirm that £31,600 was spent on internal staff resources recharges for the June 14 event, with a further £4,500 being directed to first aid facilities and the rental of barriers.

Local torchbearers carried the beacon of sporting hope through Dalkeith, Lasswade, Loanhead, Bilston, Milton Bridge and Penicuik on the last leg of its eight-day trip around Scotland.

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