Aberdeen Olympics parade: Cheers for pride of North-east
THOUSANDS of people turned up in Aberdeen to honour Olympians and Paralympian from the North-east, including gold medallists Katherine Grainger, Tim Baillie and Neil Fachie.
An open-topped bus parade led by the Portlethen and District Pipe Band and followed by a team of torchbearers, games makers and volunteers, took in the three gold postboxes painted in honour of the Olympic champions.
Swimmer Hannah Miley, shooter Jennifer McIntosh and Parlaympic cyclist Lora Turnham also took part in the event.
Lord Provost George Adam said: “Everyone in the North-east is immensely proud of all of our athletes, who gave their all in the Olympics and Paralympics, regardless of whether or not they won a medal, and equally proud of the area’s torchbearers, the volunteers and the games makers.
“It is fitting that their hard work and achievements are properly celebrated and I think the parade is a fitting tribute to everyone involved.”
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