Winning Students

Studious curler spurred on by sister's Olympic success

Thomas Muirhead competing at the 2014 Scottish Championships. Photo courtesy of Tom Brydone. 10 November 2014

An Olympic Bronze medal is a mighty target to topple but the youngest curler in the gifted Muirhead family has his sights set high. Teenager Thomas Muirhead has watched his sister Eve excel on the international curling stage, her medal success at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games added to European and World Championship crowns.

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Top sporting talent studying across Scotland gain funding support

Ross Murdoch, Laura Muir and Brian Harper announce the 2014-15 scholarships. Photo: Peter Devlin 19 November 2014

More than 150 top athletes – including many medallists from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – have been selected for a Winning Students scholarship. Athletes selected for support were announced during a school visit to Denny High School in Falkirk where Winning Students met more than 100 sporty pupils.

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