Ellon loon’s Olympic torch honour

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AN Ellon man has reason to be proud, after being selected to carry the Olympic Flame through Aberdeen.

18 year old Blair McClymont, from Ellon, was nominated as a Torch Carrier by his aunt Margaret because of his long commitment to participation in sport and other activities.

Blair was diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes when he was five years old, and for the past 13 years has been insulin dependent. However, he has maintained a high level of participation in sport nonetheless.

Blair took part in football at Meiklemill Primary School, and played for both Formartine Boys Club and Ellon Meadows. He also attended hockey training sessions at Ellon Hockey Club and played in club competitions for his age group, as well as pursuing golf and cycling.

On top of his sporting activities, Blair managed to achieve five Higher passes at Grade A, which will allow him to study Chemistry at Glasgow University. He is also an acomplished musician, playing guitar and saxophone.

Father Bobby, who writes the Newburgh-on-Ythan seniors reports for the Ellon Times, said that he was immensely proud of his son’s achievements over his time at school.

“On Friday 15 June, he will be presented at Ellon Academy’s School Prizegiving with a Trophy for Outstanding Achievement and he will finish 6 years at the school with a record of 100% attendance.”