Honour for Edinburgh AC’s Josh Kerr

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Edinburgh AC’s Josh Kerr, the European Under-20 1500m champion, has been named SportsAid Scotland’s Junior Sportsperson of the Year.

Kerr, 18, has had an outstanding year and also won the British 1500m title for his age group.

Falkirk’s Jordyn Smith, the European cadet Taekwondo champion at Under-33kg and world championship bronze medallist, received the Miquel Trophy for best developing talent.

Also receiving Merit Award cheques were tennis player Anna Brogan, who reached the last 16 (singles) and the semi-finals (doubles) of junior Wimbledon, judoka Stuart McWatt, who won senior European Open bronze, and wheelchair racer Shelby Watson, who won five gold medals at the World Games and is currently world number one in her age-group.