With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games under way, Borders swimmer Lucy Hope has received the best preparation – thanks to support from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.
The 17-year-old from Crailing received £500 to help with her pre-Games training and competition schedule.
Lucy, part of the Borders Elite Swim Team, will compete in the 4x200m freestyle relay event for Scotland, with the action at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre beginning today (Thursday) until Tuesday.
David Boland, chairman of the trust, said: “We wish Lucy all the best and hope the Commonwealth Games is just the start of a long and successful international career.”
Ryan Brown of Ednam, who narrowly missed out on the Commonwealth Games swimming squad, received £500 from the trust, while fellow swimmer Lizzie Clelland of Earlston picked up £250.
Gymnast Kamile Gimbutyte of Melrose received £200, while Katelynn Pringle (football, £200), Rae Anderson (judo, £150) and Rebbecca Abbott (highland dancing, £100) were the other grant recipients.
For more information on the work and aims of the trust, visit its website at www.rowanbolandmemorial trust.co.uk