Athletes' victory parades

Parades are set to take place in Scotland and Wales today to celebrate the performances of the Olympians and Paralympians from the countries in London 2012. A special reception was also held for Irish athletes.

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Katherine Grainger: 'It's lovely to come home'

Katherine Grainger joins other Olympians and Paralympic team members, for a group picture
Katherine Grainger joins other Olympians and Paralympic team members, for a group picture in Glasgow. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Scottish athlete Katherine Grainger won the double sculls with Anna Watkins at London 2012.

Speaking ahead of today's victory parade in Scotland, she said: "I don't get back to Glasgow enough. it's my home town, it's lovely to come home and celebrate with the people who have supported us all along."

Scottish athletes thank crowds who turned out for parade

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Overwhelmed by the amount of people on the streets in Glasgow today! 2014 is going to be amazing

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What a fantastic reception from the crowds in Glasgow when I stepped on that stage #scotlandcelebrates #thankyou!

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Salmond: Scotland very happy with 'magnificent total of gold medals'

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has paid tribute to the achievements of Scottish Olympians and Paralympians at London 2012.

Mr Salmond said Scotland was very happy with the "magnificent total of gold medals" Scottish Olympians and Paralympians carried home.

He added: "Someone was telling me, that if you do it by head per population, only the West Indies won more medals than Scotland!".

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