Wilkie dives back into ‘special place’

Finlay Lucas (3) with mum Morvern trying out the new baby pool
Finlay Lucas (3) with mum Morvern trying out the new baby pool
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DAVID Wilkie said the “Commie” remained “a special place” as he returned to the scene of his Commonwealth Games bronze-winning performance in 1970.

The 1976 Montreal Olympics gold medallist swam the first breadth in the 50m pool with children who won a competition run by the Evening News.

David Wilkie MBE makes the first splash in the pool with Evening News competition winners

David Wilkie MBE makes the first splash in the pool with Evening News competition winners

Yesterday’s grand opening of the revamped pool was attended by figures from politics and sport, including rugby player Scott Hastings.