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DOB – 8th February 1999.

Club – Inverurie BC.

Bowls used – Henselite Tiger Evo size 3.

How you got into the sport – My brother started playing fun games with my Granda at the club. When I was little I went to watch my brother playing and wanted to get involved so started playing myself.

Scotland debut – 2017.

Bowling highlights – Ladies qualifier for Youth Commonwealth Games Samoa 2015

Scottish Mixed Pairs winner 2018 (runners-up 2016 & 2017) with my dad

Scottish U25 Pairs winner 2019 with best friend Kimberley Dodds

British Isles U25 Pairs winner 2017 with Lesley Doig 

SIBA ladies U25 singles winner 2016/17

SIBA U18 singles winner 2016/17

IIBC World singles U25 runner-up 2016/17

World Bowls Tour World Mixed Pairs runner-up 2020

SIBA Ladies Master singles runner-up 2018

Most embarrassing moment on the green – My first international appearance was actually playing for England in the U17 SYBA team set up. I played the first half of the match for England and second half playing for Scotland at Bainfield BC in 2012. At 13 years old I was unsure on playing for “the other side” and how my Scottish teammates would take it, but it was a good experience and helped me embrace the opportunity to play for Scotland. 

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