Paralympics: Royal Mail goes for gold to honour winners
THREE post boxes are being painted gold to celebrate the weekend’s Scottish medal haul at the Paralympics.
They include two expected to be within miles of each other in the Highlands, marking yesterday’s rowing and cycling golds. The Royal Mail is getting the paint brushes out in Aviemore to honour David Smith, a member of the winning mixed coxed fours team.
It is also expecting to do the same just up the road in Granton-on-Spey, in tribute to Craig MacLean, who piloted Anthony Kappes to victory in the individual cycling sprint.
They will follow a post box going gold in Golden Square in Aberdeen city centre yesterday for fellow cyclist Neil Fachie, who won gold on Saturday in the 1km time trial.
Special first class stamps are being issued for the gold medal winners.
One, featuring Fachie and his pilot, Barney Storey, goes on sale today, while another, for the rowing team, will be available from tomorrow.
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