The day kicked off at The Mound, where Rosie Smith from Glasgow used the Flame to light the ceremonial cauldron in front of the giant Paralympic Agitos. Rosie was nominated by Capability Scotland after she led their first ever Ben Nevis event which involved teams of disabled and non- disabled people working together to conquer the UK’s highest peak.
The Scouts that helped create the Flame at the summit of Ben Nevis a few days ago were also present at the ceremony.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, said: 'Created at the summit of Ben Nevis, the Scottish Flame represents an achievement of human endeavour, which is something that every Paralympian represents. I invite the people of Edinburgh to show their support for the Paralympic Torch Relay as it travels around the city and help us to lead the way to the Paralympic Games.'
After the lighting of the cauldron, the Flame is visiting Edinburgh Sick Children’s Hospital where children get a chance to hold it in a lantern, before heading to a community event at Meadowbank Sports Centre, where local disability sports clubs will be holding demonstrations and ‘have a go’ sessions.
This evening there will be a Flame Festival at Meadowbank Sports Centre, featuring performances from a Samba band and Edinburgh Signing Choir, and a spectacular lantern procession. Tickets for this free event are available at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/paralympicflamefestival
Watch highlights from yesterday's Paralympic Flame celebrations in Northern Ireland