Commonwealth Games: Dalkeith’s Stacey McDougall delighted to win bowls silver

Silver medalists Caroline Brown, Stacey McDougall and Kay Moran
Silver medalists Caroline Brown, Stacey McDougall and Kay Moran
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Stacey McDougall was “over the moon” after she claimed a silver medal in her debut Commonwealth Games.

The 28-year-old from Dalkeith was part of the Scottish Triples team that was beaten for gold by the Australians on the Gold Coast, losing 20-12 to the host nation.

It was the first time in 12 years since the Scottish women bowls team had won a Commonwealth Games medal in bowls and the team of skip Caroline Brown, Kay Moran and McDougall were delighted with their performance.

“This means everything to me,” said McDougall. “This is my first Commonwealth Games and I am over the moon to win anything.”

The Scottish team were put under pressure by a vocal home crowd, but McDougall said the din from the sidelines was not a deciding factor in the final.

“They weren’t distracting,” McDougall added. “I’ve got my whole family up there and the support for us has been brilliant. Really good.”

In the men’s section, Tranent’s Alex Marshall, Bonnyrigg’s Ronnie Duncan and Leith-born Derek Oliver were set to take on Australia early this morning for the men’s Fours gold medal alongside Troon’s Paul Foster.