Representatives of the very best of Scottish sports gathered together on Wednesday November 4th 2015 at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and museum, Glasgow to honour not only its current members but also to induct and honour an additional 5 sporting heroes into SportsScotland and the Hall of Fame.
The latest inductees into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame were 1. Cycling – Sir Chris Hoy MBE; 2. Sailing –
Shirley Robertson OBE; 3. Shooting – Shirley Mcintosh MBE; 4. Swimming – Kenny Cairns MBE; 5. Rugby – Sir Ian McGeechan OBE.
In charge of the proceedings was Louise Martin CBE who chairs the selection panel.
It’s not that easy to get recognition into the Sorts Hall of Fame. Unlike many other “Halls of Fame” like
music and acting and a plethora of others in showbusiness where ‘overnight fame’ seems to be the
norm, fame in sporting takes time and is earned over a life time performance.
The five new inductees have demonstrated commitment and real determination and that together with their talent has allowed them to excel.
Britain’s best medal result of all time as an Olympic athlete with six gold medals and one silver is Sir Chris Hoy MBE.