Olympic torch reaches most northerly point of UK
Someone seriously has to check out the Olympic torch’s satnav.
Having started its journey towards London twenty-four days ago from the most westerly point of the British Isles (Land’s End), today it found itself in the Orkney Islands, specifically Lerwick, the most northerly part of its journey.
The torch left the islands this morning and will spend a further 46 days trying to find its way to Greenwich.
Those of a geographical bent will be interested to know he most easterly point of its journey will be on 5th July when it travels through Lowestoft; the most southerly is Jersey on 15th July.
If the torch relay organisers had used Bing maps to find the quickest route, from rival to the Olympic Park it would only have taken 325 miles.
Usual standard of reporting here. Lerwick is in the Shetland Islands and they are the most northernly point of the UK not the Orkney Islands.