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The torch is coming!

Five towns and villages in the Isle of Man have been named on the Olympic Flame route when the symbolic torch comes to the Isle of Man next summer.

Torchbearers will carry it to Douglas, Laxey, Onchan, Ballasalla and Castletown when the relay around the British Isles arrives on Manx shores on June 2 - which is also the first day of TT race week 2012.

A special Manx touch will see the torch bourne aboard an electric railway tramcar and along the TT course in a sidecar!

Clerk of Malew Commissioners Barry Powell has two suggestions as to where it might stop in Ballasalla:

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