Scots at the Olympics are inspiring the next generation of Scots to go for gold, according to Scotland’s Sport Minister Shona Robison. Ms Robison, who has been in London supporting Scottish athletes all week, said yesterday: ”I have been lucky enough to see some outstanding Team GB performances and see Scottish athletes bring in medals day after day. These Olympics have been a success story for Scottish sport with a medal haul so far of four golds, two silvers and a bronze by Scottish athletes and Andy Murray will add to that tally with two medals today. Already the number of Scottish medals achieved over the whole of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 has been bettered.
“And from what I have seen in the reaction of the crowds and the images making the news, I these golden moments are firing even more young minds to be the best they can be in their sports. We are building world-class sporting infrastructure in Scotland, and alongside quality teaching and coaching for young people of all ages and abilities, we want to keep that passion as we look ahead to the next week of the Olympics and onto the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.”