Evening Times’s ParaCommonwealth Reflection

It is hard to believe that it was two years ago when this ParaSports journey began, thanks to the editorial team at the Evening Times. They approached me and left me to lead it with guidance of my acquaintances, Matty Sutton, Simon Buckland, Gavin Sturgeon, Stacey Mullen, Helen Smith and more frequently my new co-pilot,Continue reading “Evening Times’s ParaCommonwealth Reflection”

Game Changer Award 2014

  Universities Scotland and Colleges Scotland teamed up together to host a one-off award ceremony that recognises and celebrates the many contributions that staff and students in Scotland’s further and higher education sectors are making to ensure that Glasgow 2014 is a fantastic success and will deliver an enduring legacy for Scotland’s people. The uniqueContinue reading “Game Changer Award 2014”

Celebrities Bowls

The Celebrities version of Lawn Bowls took place at Kelvingrove on Sunday 11th August 2013. Photographer: Phil Rider I must congratulate Jordanhil Bowling Club for pulling together such an incredible line up of celebrities for a ‘Celebrity’ version of Lawn Bowls at Kelvingrove today. We had Judy Murray, John Beattie, Des Clarke, Feargal Dalton, ColinContinue reading “Celebrities Bowls”

Long Jump – ParaSport Challenge

Nothing could prepare me for my next challenge as I to embark on trying my hand at the Long Jump.  It was met with anticipation and fear. The anticipation, I was keen to see what I could realistically do and on the other hand was fear of struggling with my functions in my leg muscles.Continue reading “Long Jump – ParaSport Challenge”

The Funny Side of Lawn Bowls

One particular night is one that I won’t forget in hurray, thanks to the true friendship with Frazer Paton. We decided on a much needed catch-up as both us have been incredibly busy lately that days run into weeks on end and we realize that we must do ‘dinner’ as we thoroughly enjoy each otherContinue reading “The Funny Side of Lawn Bowls”

ParaCommonwealth Challenge – Lawn Bowls

I embarked on exploring the Parasports for Glasgow 2014 and I thought I would share the journey with you all. Ron McArthur’s warmth and engaging personality made me put myself at ease while playing Lawn Bowls. However, I have to say this sports is initially challenging which requires a great deal of practice, focus andContinue reading “ParaCommonwealth Challenge – Lawn Bowls”

Ron McArthur – A True Gentlemen

Ron McArthur who coached me for a session on Lawn Bowls was recognised by Scottish Disability Sports in September 2012. Elspeth Watson Trophy: Ron McArthur Person out with SDS who has  made a significant contribution to disability sport in Scotland: This individual has been an exceptional friend of SDS since he first became involved inContinue reading “Ron McArthur – A True Gentlemen”