We are proud to announce that our namesake, Eric Liddell, ‘The Flying Scotsman,’ was awarded a World Athletics Heritage Plaque in the posthumous category of ‘Legend.’ The ceremony took place last Sunday at the Museum of World Athletics World Athletics Indoor Championships Exhibition within the St. Enoch Centre in Glasgow.

The plaque was presented by World Athletics President, Sebastian Coe, which was proudly accepted by our Patron and Eric’s niece, Sue Liddell Caton.
Sue said: “I am so pleased that World Athletics has chosen to recognise my uncle Eric Liddell with this award, 100 years on from his Olympic success in Paris 1924. I’m thrilled to be able to accept this on behalf of the Liddell family and hope his legacy continues to inspire younger and future generations.”

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque is a location-based recognition, awarded for ‘an outstanding contribution to the worldwide history and development of the sport of track and field, athletics and of out-of-stadia athletics disciplines such as cross-country, mountain, road, trail and ultrarunning, and race walking’.

The plaque will be placed on permanent public display in our community hub. Please come and visit, and say hello anytime!

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