The Island Select U-13 & U-15 teams won their last match and now top the UK Athletics Youth Development North league, qualifying for the Scottish finals.

Stornoway Running and Athletics Club said on Facebook that they are “delighted for our fantastic youngsters who again upped the game with their performances. An amazing achievement all round!”

They had “a fantastic day of athletics” in “great conditions” at the Aberdeen Sports Village where they topped the YDL 3 match 8 team North Division league!

“A fantastic achievement!  Roll on the Scottish finals on Sunday 4th August in Grangemouth.”

The islanders finished with 519 points. Inverness had 487 to finish second, with Dundee 3rd with 444. “Inverness join us in the final as well, so a big well done to them. “

The team is made up of athletes from Orkney Island Games Association, Shetland Amateur Athletics Club, North Uist Amateur Athletics Club, and South Uist & Eriskay Amateur Athletics Club as well as Stornoway Running and Athletics Club.

Of the SRAC members Angela Horne jumped “a superb 5.22m outdoor PB in her final competition ahead of the International Island Games,” being held in Gibraltar next month.

From the U13 team, Seb Nicolson smashed his 800m PB by six seconds, running 2.41.36, finishing third in his race and Noah Morrison won his 200m race.

Travel costs were supported by the Transocean travel fund.

Photographs from SRAC Facebook Page

(This report has been corrected and updated since first publication)