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Paralympic Flame Festival – Join David, Paul and Lothian Phoenix on Sunday 26th, Edinburgh.

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Paralympic Flame Festival – Join David, Paul and Lothian Phoenix on Sunday 26th, Edinburgh.

On Sunday 26th August the Paralympic Flame Festival will come to Edinburgh. Dropping in on all of the home nation capitals, the Flame Festival is a showcase for Paralympic sport that aims to generate excitement about the forthcoming Games. On its trip to Edinburgh – the only stop it’ll make in Scotland – a day of festivities is planned.

The Sport Spectacular will take place in the morning (10:00am – 1:00pm) at Meadowbank Sports Centre. In partnership with Lothian Disability Sport and Scottish Disability Sport, this event will see local sports clubs put on taster sessions for people of all ages to enjoy.

Lothian Phoenix are participating in the Paralympic Flame Festival. Lothian Phoenix will be running a session from 10am until about 13.00 at Meadowbank, this is an unique opportunity fro people to try wheelchair basketball and is open to everyone, all ages and levels.

The event will conclude in an appearance by the Paralympic Flame. In the evening from 18.00 there will be a torch procession and Lothian Phoenix has been asked to nominate two torch bearers,  David Beattie a junior member of the club and Paul Sloan, Lothian Phoenix and National Team player will participate in the Paralympic torch relay.

The Evening Cerebration, which is also taking place at Meadowbank Sports Centre, will include live music and entertainment and will culminate in the lighting of the Paralympic Flame Cauldron. For more information and to get your ticket go to

The event is open to anyone so come along and enjoy the fun!!


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