AN Olympic medal hopeful from Cumbernauld will today carry the torch in Scotland.
Lynn McCafferty, the Great Britain ladies team's handball captain, will carry the Olympic flame through Selkirk in the Borders.
The 33-year-old has been training in London for a year, preparing for the biggest competition of her life but admitted she would still have butterflies right before her big moment with the torch.
She said: "Olympic fever has begun, everyone's getting into the spirit. I'll probably be very nervous right before I carry the torch."
Lynn, married to Gary 28, said of the team's preparation for the Games: "Everything's going well. We've just had a week at the European Qualification tournament and we train for six days a week, working hard at the gym."
The centre back took up the sport aged 10, starting at Cumbernauld's Tryst club before going on to captain the Great Britain Under-16.
On the prospect of competing in London, she said: "I never thought I would have this opportunity - it's a real buzz."
Lynn follows the footsteps of another Cumbernauld native, Jillian Hamilton, 17, who took the torch in Bridge of Allan, Stirling, yesterday after being nominated for volunteering at a care home and helping out coaching athletics and hockey to pupils at her school, Glasgow Academy.