Another accolade for Gala rugby star Chris Paterson

GALA’S record rugby cap and international points scorer, Chris Paterson, has been inducted into the University of Edinburgh’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Paterson, who won 109 international caps and scored a record 809 points for Scotland in an illustrious career, is being recognised by the learning establishment where he spent three years studying to become a teacher.

Previous inductees to the Sports Hall of Fame include Olympic 400m champion Eric Liddell, quadruple Olympic gold medal-winner Sir Chris Hoy, three-time Olympic silver medallist Katherine Grainger and Scotland’s most-capped woman footballer, Julie Fleeting.

Commenting on his award Paterson, whose 13 year professional career included time at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Gloucester, said: “I’m hugely honoured and delighted at this very special accolade. I studied Physical Education at Moray House for three years, never thinking I would go on to become a professional athlete for as long as I have. Hopefully I can continue to represent the University in the future as well.”