Marine shines the torch

Ian Bishop a marine from Arbroath who lost both his legs in an explosion over two years ago in Afghanistan...carrying the Olympic Torch through Brechin alongside him was his daughter Aimee(8)'''Pic shows Ian with his daughter Aimee(8) ''...pic Paul Reid/Angus Pictures..see story Geraldine McKelvie/Scottish News Agency
Ian Bishop a marine from Arbroath who lost both his legs in an explosion over two years ago in Afghanistan...carrying the Olympic Torch through Brechin alongside him was his daughter Aimee(8)'''Pic shows Ian with his daughter Aimee(8) ''...pic Paul Reid/Angus Pictures..see story Geraldine McKelvie/Scottish News Agency

AN ARBROATH marine was given the honour of being an Olympic torch bearer when the relay made its way to Angus on Tuesday.

Corporal Ian Bishop of 45 Commando Royal Marines carried the Olympic flame on his part of the torch parade and was assisted by his daughter, eight-year-old Aimee.

Unfortunately the torch did not make its way to Arbroath so Corporal Bishop carried the Olympic symbol through Brechin instead.

Whilst serving in Afghanistan two years ago, Corporal Bishop was caught up in an explosion in which he lost both legs.

But after learning to walk again, he is now part of the Great Britain Ski team and hopes to compete in the 2014 Winter Paralympics.

Paul Reid/Angus Pictures