9. Eilidh Doyle

Eilidh Doyle, née Child, was born in Perth in 1987 and has become one of Scotland’s most successful athletes.

She first joined Pitreavie AAC at nine years old and her love of sport propelled her to complete a degree in Physical Education at Edinburgh University. Following this, she taught PE at Perth Grammar School, leaving only to focus on her training.

Eilidh has carved out a remarkable career, winning 17 international medals, holding multiple records in hurdles and relay, and competing in the Olympics twice – London 2012, followed by Rio in 2016 when she won bronze for the British team.

She officially retired from competition in 2021 to focus on her family and explore a different career in sports. Her final international competition was in front of a Glasgow crowd where she won a silver medal.

She is an ambassador for the Daily Mile in Scotland as well as a member of the board of Scottish Athletics.