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wayne’s world – 1000 miles in four-day ride

Wayne Blair from Aboyne has just completed the NC500 cycle ride around the north coast not once but twice, covering 1006 miles in 95 hours.

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Shannon McWilliam, right, helped earn a half point for the Curtis Cup team

Craig sets new Aboyne course record as Shannon shines in US

It was a memorable weekend for Aboyne Golf Club as history was made with a course record and club member Shannon McWilliam played in the Curtis Cup in the US.

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Beavers bring home huge medal haul

Beavers bring home huge medal haul

Banchory Beavers ASC swimmers took part in the Westhill Invitational last month.

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Aboyne lift Scott Trophy with ten-stroke victory

Aboyne lift Scott Trophy with ten-stroke victory

Aboyne Golf Club were winners of the Scott Trophy, held at Torphins Golf Course for the first time in its 89-year history.

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PIM comes to rescue of Crathes Castle Half Marathon

PIM comes to rescue of Crathes Castle Half Marathon

One of the north-east’s most popular running events is back this year with a brand new sponsor, Aberdeenshire-based Plant Integrity Management Limited (PIM).

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Lily MacDonald is pictured in the back row, second left, with her proud Garioch team-mates

Lily is a golden girl for Garioch in NDP Grades

Lily MacDonald of Aboyne, competing for Garioch Gymnastics Club, returned home with two golds and a silver medal from the NDP Grades 6 and 5 in Perth recently.

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Nicole and GB team-mates do it in style in Pony Nations Cup

Nicole and GB team-mates do it in style in Pony Nations Cup

Banchory girl Nicole Lockhead Anderson and nine-year-old bay gelding Gangnam Style II ensured a win for GB in the Pony Nations Cup on Sunday.

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Aboyne ladies still reign as county champions

Aboyne ladies still reign as county champions

Aboyne Golf Club’s top team retained the Aberdeenshire Ladies County Golf Association crown at Newmachar on Monday.

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QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

Test your knowledge of the sporting year with our fun quiz.

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Pairs prizewinners at Wigtown

McCubbin pair win pairs

Wigtown Bowling Club held its Open Pairs competition, sponsored by Jewson at the weekend. W

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Scottish Athletics Senior & U17 Championships, 14th August 2016,  (C)Bobby Gavin

Scottish athletics stars converge on Grangemouth for Senior Championships

Former medallists, Glasgow 2014 internationals and emergent GB prospects from across Scotland will gather at the Scottish National Senior Championships in Grangemouth this weekend.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Guy Learmonth made the decision to go back to the Borders after failing to make the the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Guy Learmonth takes step back to move forward

For readers d’un certain age, the arrival of the Victor on the newsagent’s shelves of a Friday afternoon signalled the availability of the latest instalment in the unlikely life of athletics’ great working-class hero. Alf Tupper, otherwise known as “The Tough of the Track”, was the outlier made good, working as a welder by day but burning off his running rivals the night before by rewarding himself with a healthy helping of fish and chips rather than a refreshing power shake.

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The home of MK Dons

Quiz: Which teams play at these lower league British football grounds?

While newer all-seater arenas can look mundane and homogeneous, there are still plenty of traditional grounds in Scotland and England to give the football leagues a mixture of variety and modernity.

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Search for European Championship volunteers begins

Search for European Championship volunteers begins

People across Scotland are being given the chance to volunteer and be the face of the inaugural European Championships in 2018.

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Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

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Gold for Alford Academy pupil

Gold for Alford Academy pupil

An Alford Academy student won two prizes at a gymnastics competition earlier this month.

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Glasgow Warriors' assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Who did Scotland beat in March? See Question 1

Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember?

How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months.

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Laura Muir was voted Scottish Athlete of the Year for the second time. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Laura Muir will push herself to the limit in quest for glory

So often elite performers talk of childhood dreams and lifelong plans, explaining how the quest for success has been a long-term, all-consuming project. But with Laura Muir, it’s different. While there is no doubting the 1500 metres athlete’s standing after a year in which she has delivered records, titles, an Olympic final and now been voted Scottish Athlete of the Year by her peers, hopes of those accomplishments did not dominate her childhood.

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