JUDO star Stephanie Inglis has been moved from hospital to a specialist rehabilitation unit as she continues her recovery from a horror motorcycle accident.

Friends and family of Commonwealth Games silver medallist Stephanie, who lives in Duloch, confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) that she has left Edinburgh's Western General Hospital to begin the "next step on Stephanie's journey".

The 27-year-old has defied doctors' expectations since being flown home to Scotland on Monday June 13 after being critically injured in the incident in Vietnam on May 13.

Stephanie, who had been teaching English to underprivileged children in the north of the country, suffered serious head injuries when she was thrown off the bike taxiing her to work after her skirt was caught in the wheel.

She was left in a coma and, after a delay in starting her treatment due to problems with her travel insurance, was given just a one per cent chance of survival.

After an online fundraising campaign began to allow treatment to begin, Stephanie was eventually transferred to Bangkok for specialist care before returning to Scotland.

A post yesterday on the 'Save Steph' Facebook page that is being updated by her friends and family said: "Today marks another great step for Stephanie, this week her doctors acknowledged her great progress on her medical recovery, hence this morning Stephanie has been moved to a specialist rehab unit.

"This is the next step on Stephanie's Journey and I'm sure you will all join me in wishing her well.

"Now it's time for Stephanie to start working on her strength and returning to the young woman she was before this tragedy struck."

Last week, the Glasgow 2014 star's cousin Louise Ferrier, who runs Centre Stage Dance Academy in Crossgates, spoke to the Press of her pride at Stephanie's continued recovery, commenting: "She's got a long way to go and the doctors can't tell the extent of the damage just now but the progress she is making of her own accord has been amazing. The doctors think that it is nothing short of a miracle.

"She is so determined and I can see it in her eyes. She's a very positive person and although she was distraught when she first came back, I feel like now she's accepted it and is ready to get on with it. It's been an emotional week and a half but we're really proud of her."