A DISABILITY athletics championships in the Forth Valley was one of the biggest to date, attracting 105 athletes from a dozen clubs.

Organised by Forth Valley Flyers, the event took place at Grangemouth Stadium on Sunday, July 7, and participants were privileged to take part on the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run relay.

Coalsnaughton’s Logan Scobbie and Alva's Lewis McDermid were among those taking part in that event, which aimed to promote inclusion and diversity.

Athletes for the 37 track and 18 field events came from all over Scotland to compete.

The local Flyers did the area proud, scooping 30 gold, 18 silver and nine bronze medals.

Flyers’ athlete Steven Stone was particularly impressive in the long jump – he is ranked UK no. 1 in his F20 category with a personal best of 6.59m.

Following the championships, Flyers club member Caitlyn Ross presented to local trainee police officers to raise their awareness about the Special Olympics.

She explained that by being involved in sport, she received a boost to her self-esteem and confidence, enabling her to go on to volunteer and motivate others to take part.

Children and adults from Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk are welcome to join Forth Valley Flyers, where athletes have gone on to progress to the highest levels on the global stage.

There is a full range of track and field specialities to train in and for wheelchair users, the club has a racing wheelchair.

Volunteers are also being sought, visit forthvalleyflyers.org.uk or email forthvalleyflyers@btinternet.com for more details.