Video: the science behind Scottish sporting success

WHY did so many Scottish swimmers peaked at just the right time during the Commonwealth Games medals?

Scotland's Ross Murdoch beats fellow countryman Michael Jamieson to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games
Scotland's Ross Murdoch beats fellow countryman Michael Jamieson to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games

And how can Scotland’s hockey team bridge the gap between themselves and England today? The answer could lie in sports science with a back room team delving into all corners of international sport in providing the unprecedented level of preparation the athletes have spoken of.

Dr Malcolm Fairweather let the Scotsman in on a few tricks of the build-up, what he and his team of scientists have been analysing in order to provide Scots with that bit extra that could secure a medal.

Scotland's Ross Murdoch beats fellow countryman Michael Jamieson to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games