Glasgow to host Olympic and Paralympic parade

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Scottish Olympians and Paralympians are to be honoured with a homecoming parade in Glasgow on September 14.

The celebrations are being led by sportscotland and the Scottish Government with support from Glasgow City Council.
People will be able to celebrate the success and efforts of Scottish athletes at London 2012 on the streets of Glasgow, before the athletes go on to a reception hosted by First Minister Alex Salmond and Glasgow City Council.

Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, said: “In the year that Team GB and Scottish athletes attain a record medal haul, we must recognise and celebrate the remarkable achievements of those Scottish athletes who have participated in the Olympics, as well as those who will be participating in the Paralympics later this month.

“Here in Scotland, we have played our part in these great Games, from hosting football matches at Hampden Park to the hundreds of volunteers that went to London to help out at Olympic Park.

“As we celebrate these successes we must also look ahead to Glasgow 2014. I have great hopes and aspirations for Scotland’s athletes in the Commonwealth Games and I hope people will take inspiration from these medal winners.”

Scottish athletes contributed 13 medals (seven gold, four silver and two bronze) to Team GB including Sir Chris Hoy who secured two gold medals.