Awards: Hannah Miley named as top Scots athlete for 2010

SWIMMER Hannah Miley has been named as Scottish Sportsperson of the Year at the Commonwealth Games Scotland Sports Awards Dinner in Glasgow.

Miley is only the second women to win the award, and pick up the Emirates Lonsdale Trophy as well as 1,000 in prize money and two business class tickets to Dubai, courtesy of Emirates Airline.

Rower Katherine Grainger won the award last year, and Miley is the second swimmer to be honoured after Gregor Tait in 2006. The award is for performances between 18 September 2009 and 17 October 2010.

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2010 was a golden year for Miley finishing the year ranked as the world No 1 in the 400 metres individual medley.

At the European Championships in Budapest in August, she won the 400 IM in a new European Championship record, beating the 2009 World Champion from Hungary in her home pool. She also won bronze medals in the 200m IM and as part of the Great Britain 4x200m freestyle relay team.

At the Commonwealth Games in Delhi last month, Hannah took gold in the 400m IM on the last day of competition in the pool. Her winning time broke the previous Commonwealth record held by 2008 Olympic champion Stephanie Rice by three seconds.

In runner-up spot receiving 500 was triathlete, Catriona Morrison who this year won the World Duathlon Championships in Edinburgh.

Completing an impressive short list were shooters, Jonathan Hammond and Jen McIntosh, cyclist David Millar, tennis player Andy Murray and five-times Emirates Lonsdale Trophy winner, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.