Call goes out to Buchan bell ringers

Buchan folk have been asked to take part in a national work by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed as part of the London 2012 Olympics.

He is inviting everyone in the UK to take part is his called Work No. 1197.

The aim is to get all bells in the country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes at 08:12 on Friday, July 27, to celebrate the first day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Martin said: “It’s by people and for people. On the morning of the opening of the Games it’s a massive signal that something is happening.”

Anyone can take part by ringing any kind of bell for three minutes - from enthusiastic children with hand bells, bicycle bells and doorbells to experienced change ringing experts of tower bells. To get involved all individuals, communities and organisations are encouraged to register at

All The Bells will be broadcast by the BBC to a potential live audience of over 10 million people across the UK on TV, radio and online - including BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC local radio stations.

Everyone who signs up will be able to download a Martin Creed ringtone.