Rugby sevens coach Wight targets Euro promotion

NEW Scotland Women 7s coach Scott Wight has targeted victory in Europe as the first step on the road to the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

After missing out on this year’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland, Wight is out to gain promotion to the Rugby Europe Grand Prix competition.

Wight, from Melrose, the birthplace of sevens, has …


Top speakers for Scottish Women in Sport conference

IT’S that time of year again!. The annual Scottish Women in Sport Conference takes place at RBS Gogarburn on Friday May 19.

The year the focus is on The Business of Sport and will include the inspirational story of the This Girl Can campaign from Sport England director Kate Bosomworth.

Other topics include how to make the …


Scot Dryburgh sets pace in Morocco

Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh opened with a four-under-par 68 to take a one stroke lead at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Rabat, Morocco.

The 23-year-old from Aberdeen carded five birdies and one bogey on the Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam and said that she would go to bed happy knowing that she was ahead …


Scottish Cycling events chief hails Youth Tour success

Elynor Backstedt from Team Wales has won the Youth Tour of Scotland general classification as 150 youth riders took to the roads at Scottish Cycling’s flagship event which saw entries from girls up by a fifth on 2016.

Elynor, daughter of Magnus Backstedt, former professional cyclist who won Paris-Roubaix in 2004, competed strongly, while Abernyte’s Alfie …


Scottish Cycling chief hails rise in youth tour female riders

Scottish Cycling chief executive Craig Burn has hailed a surge in entries by female riders for this year’s Youth Tour of Scotland as the governing body continues its drive to attract more women to the sport.

The event, now in its sixth year has seen entries from female riders rise by a fifth.

He said: “We are …


Scottish Cycling UCI World Cup event to host next generation of MTB riders

Scottish Cycling is to host the final of its Mini Downhill (DH) Series at the UCI Fort William Downhill MTB World Cup in June, the UK’s only international-level competition.

The series comprises of five events throughout Scotland. These events have been chosen to cover Scotland as best as possible to provide a variety of different courses and …

Katie Archibald launches London stage of the 2017 Women's Tour

Katie Archibald hails capital finish for Women’s Tour

SCOTS cyclist Katie Archibald has hailed the boost to The Women’s Tour which is to make a high-profile finish in London in June as the event goes from strength to strength.

The tour, created by Sweetspot in 2014 brings the world’s top riders to the UK for the five-day event which has attracted hundreds of thousands …