New walking trail gives stunning views of Peebles valleys

FOREST Enterprise Scotland has opened up a new section of a popular walking trail that now boasts amazing 360 degree views of the Tweed and Cademuir valleys.

Scotlands sports have earned their place  not cuts, says  Ian Beattie. Picture:  Jane Barlow

Scotland’s sports have earned their place – not cuts

Scottishathletics chief Ian Beattie says the Scottish Government should be making sport an important priority instead of cutting its funding

Lynsey Sharp proudly carries the Saltire after winning silver in the 800m at Hampden Park during the Glasgow 2014 games.

Lynsey Sharp aims to fly flag for Scotland at 2018s Games

Lynsey Sharp wants to fly the flag for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Australia – as she plots a path towards competing in three major events in 2018.

The Novotel Twin Waters resort. Picture: Fiona Laing

One year to go: Inside Team Scotland’s Gold Coast resort

In a year’s time, Team Scotland will be focused on the opening of the Commonwealth Games in the Australian Gold Coast.

Lily Evans Haggerty is the first Scottish U15 GB Schools Cross Country champion. Picture: Bobby Gavin/Scottish Athletics.

Multi-talented Lily picked for Scotland triathlon squad

Kelvinside Academy’s Lily Evans Haggerty continues to shine in a variety of disciplines – and her talents have been rewarded with a glut of victories and a place in the Scottish triathlon squad.

Laura Muir is one of Scotland's best medal hopes

Team Scotland want best-ever overseas Commenwealth medal haul

Much was said about legacy when the Commonwealth Games came to Glasgow in 2014, and while people can argue the success of that in various different sports, in terms of participation numbers or investment, in the realms of credibility and coaching, the clear by-product of those Games is a greater self-belief within Team Scotland.

Scottish swimmer Ross Murdoch is among the stars in line to compete at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Thousands apply for Glasgow 2018 volunteer team in 24 hours

More than 2,000 people have applied for the Glasgow 2018 volunteer team in the first 24 hours.

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Eilidh Doyle after winning the Diamond League event in Doha, Qatar. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

Children’s excitement at medal display drives Eilidh Doyle

“Show us your medals,” the kids scream. Ceaselessly obliging, Eilidh Doyle is only too happy to allow their wide eyes to bulge open and admire. Their sheen can light up even the most disengaged room, the Scot knows from past experience, the scarcity of being able to see what success looks like up close able to blow minds, young and old.

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Lily Evans Haggerty, 13, has bloomed in Under-15 events.

Scottish Schools Cross Country title seals Lily’s double

Kelvinside Academy’s Lily Evans Haggerty made it an amazing few weeks by winning the Group C title at the Scottish Schools’ Cross Country Championships at 

Laura Muir shows off her two gold medals at Glasgow Airport after winning the 3,000 and 1,500m titles at the European Indoor Championships. Picture: SNS

Golden girl Laura Muir is taking success in her stride

Around 15 minutes before Laura Muir was due to touch down in Glasgow yesterday afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon emerged from the arrivals hall and was perhaps a little surprised to see a media reception committee.

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Laura Muir crosses the line to win the 3,000m in Belgrade. Picture: Getty.

Laura Muir wins 3,000m to seal dream double at European Indoors

Britain’s Laura Muir completed her dream double after claiming gold in the 3,000 metres at the European Indoor Championships.

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Laura Muir wins the women's 1500m final at the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Laura Muir wins gold and sidesteps steward for lap of honour

Scotland’s Laura Muir completed the first part of her double gold mission by winning the 1500 metres at the European Indoor Championships.

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Laura Muir, centre, in action during the 3000m heats at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, with fellow Scot Steph Twell in front of her.  Picture: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for European Athletics

Laura Muir stays on course for golden double in Belgrade

So versed is Laura Muir in the art of juggling that you wonder if the circus might offer a viable alternative career. Whether a trainee vet with a sideline in running or a world-class athlete treating animals in her spare time, the 23-year-old’s diary is a complex exercise in conflict management.

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Medals matter most to Laura Muir as she bids to make mark

Run. Study. Train. Sleep. And repeat. Laura Muir may be speeding by her rivals on the track but the Scot believes life in the slow lane is her secret to juggling her twin ambitions as an athlete and a trainee vet.

Erin Wallace wins the National Under-17 Cross Country title. Picture: Bobby Gavin.

Team GB’s Erin wins at National Cross Country Championships

February has been a memorable month for Eastwood High School’s Erin Wallace. Firstly, she was a double winner and a record breaker at the Rotary International Scottish Schools’ Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Callum Hawkins crosses the line in 33 mins 34 secs after battling the elements. Picture: Bobby Gavin/Scottish Athletics.

Callum Hawkins and Morag MacLarty win Lindsays National XC

Olympian Callum Hawkins and Scotland international
Morag MacLarty stormed to victory at the Lindsays 
National XC across the mud of Callendar Park – on a day which captured the very 
fabric of sport.

Laura Muir wins the 1000m during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Vet student Laura Muir to take the hype in her stride

The tears flowed, the emotions bubbled over and for Laura Muir it briefly seemed the end of the world was nigh. Primed for a breakout at the age of 20 at the 2014 World Indoor championships on Poland’s Baltic coast, the prodigy crashed and burned in the heats and it was left to wise old heads to offer her comfort and reassurance that there would be further opportunities and better days ahead.

Callum Hawkins took another step on the road to New York. Picture: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Callum Hawkins hits four-wheel drive to forge win in Falkirk

In mud so thick it made treacle feel like water, Callum Hawkins engaged his personal four-wheel drive and ploughed through Callendar Park in Falkirk to claim his second national cross-country title with ease, an ideal primer as he maintains his push towards the summer’s world championships.

Scotland's Laura Muir in action at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Laura Muir will be a top medal hope for GB in Belgrade

In-form Laura Muir will launch her bid to become a double champion after the Great Britain squad for the European Indoor Championships was confirmed.

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