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Scots athletes in London 2012 Paralympic Games wins

Neil Fachie
Image caption Aberdeen-born Neil Fachie celebrates victory in the velodrome

Scottish born and based athletes have won three gold, five silver and two bronze medals since the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Aberdeen-born cyclist Neil Fachie won gold in the 1km time trial and silver in the individual sprint.

David Smith, who was born in Dunfermline and now lives in Aviemore, won gold in rowing's mixed coxed four.

Cyclist Craig MacLean, from Grantown-on-Spey, won gold as pilot to Anthony Kappes in cycling's individual sprint.

Image caption A post box is painted gold in Aviemore following David Smith's medal win

Post boxes are being painted gold in the winners' home towns and cities and special stamps are to be issued by Royal Mail.

Other silver medallists were Glasgow-born cyclist Aileen McGlynn in the 1km time trial and Libby Clegg in the 100m in the athletics.

Clegg is a student of the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh.

Coventry-born Sam Ingram, who now lives in Edinburgh, won silver in judo.

Stef Reid won silver in the long jump.

Born in New Zealand, Reid trained in Canada and now lives in Texas. She qualifies for team GB because her father is from Glasgow and her mother is English.

Swimmer James Clegg, who lives in Dumfriesshire, took bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Cyclist McGlynn also took bronze in individual pursuit.

The London 2012 Paralympic Games run until 9 September.

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