Hall of Fame gets set for new members

Doug Niven and Doddie Weir were last year's Scottish Borders Sporting Hall of Fame  recipients
Doug Niven and Doddie Weir were last year's Scottish Borders Sporting Hall of Fame recipients
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The names of the latest sporting heroes joining the Scottish Borders Hall of Fame will be unveiled at the Celebration of Sport Awards on March 4.

Established in November 2005 the Hall of Fame celebrates the sporting achievements of Borderers both nationally and internationally. Comprising wholly of individuals who were born, educated or lived in the Scottish Borders every inductee has contributed to the legacy of sport in the region.

The growing list of members includes men and women from across a wealth of sporting fields who have contributed in variety of ways, from competitors and coaches to broadcasters and medical practitioners. To date, forty-four people, whose achievements span over a century, have been recognised and two more will be announced at this year’s Borders Sport and Leisure Celebration of Sport Awards.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure said: “From Ned Haig who devised rugby 7s in 1883 to 1970s pioneering sailor Chay Blyth, rugby legends, John Jeffery, Gregor Townsend and Bill McLaren and current sports broadcaster Jill Douglas, the Hall of Fame line-up showcases talent on all levels.”

Stuart Ostle of Ostles Tyres, sponsors of the Celebration of Sport Hall of Fame Award, added: “The Scottish Borders has so many things to be proud of and none more so than those who have been named on the Hall of Fame roll of honour.”