Glasgow to host Olympics parade

15 August 2012 / 12:18

Scottish Olympians and Paralympians will be honoured with a homecoming parade in Glasgow.

Shona Robison, minister for Commonwealth Games and sport at Holyrood, said people will be able to celebrate the success and efforts of Scottish athletes at London 2012 on the streets of Glasgow on September 14.

The athletes will then go on to a reception hosted by First Minister Alex Salmond and Glasgow City Council.

Robison 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.

"We are organising a parade through the streets of Glasgow featuring Scottish medal winners on Friday September 14.

"More details and the route of the parade will be announced nearer the time, but I'd like everyone to join us in welcoming our Olympians and Paralympians back to Scotland."