ADVENTURER Julie McElroy will carry the Olympic Torch through Glasgow on its tour of the UK.
The 26-year-old Scotswoman of the Year nominee, who has cerebral palsy, will join thousands of other outstanding individuals across the UK to take part in the torch relay on Friday June 8.
She will carry the torch 300 metres through the city centre to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics.
Julie was nominated by Disability Rights UK, an organisation led by disabled people to help those with a disability or health conditions to participate equally as citizens.
Over the years, Julie has worked tirelessly to improve disabled people's access to the outdoors and has completed adventure challenges all over the world.
She said: "It is an honour to carry the torch in my home city.
"When I was nominated, I didn't give it much thought."
Julie, whose journey through the Himalayas was featured in the BBC's Adventure Show last in March, has trekked in the Andes and is currently studying for a PhD in assistive technology at the University of the West of Scotland.
She said: "I am extremely honored to have the privileged to carry the torch during the Olympics, this is a rare and prestigious opportunity.
"I can't wait to soak up the atmosphere on the day."
David Stocks, leadership and development manager at Disability Rights UK, added: "I nominated Julie as an Olympic torchbearer for her outstanding achievements.
"Julie is a role model for other disabled people and a very deserving Olympic torchbearer."
Citizen Relay reporters will be tracking the torch on its journey around Scotland.
Members of the public are invited to get involved in the University of the West of Scotland project.
For more information contact email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/ citizenrelay.
Meanwhile, Julie is also a finalist for Adult Learner of the Year, as part of Adult Learners' Week (Saturday May 12 to Friday May 18).
She was nominated by the University of the West of Scotland for her hard work in overcoming her disability to do well academically.
The awards ceremony is on Thursday May 17.