A BOWLS star from the Wee County is looking to cap off a fantastic year with upcoming competitions in Glasgow and Newcastle.

Teenager Eilidh Weir, who represents Alloa East End Bowling Club, was crowned under-25s national indoor bowling champion earlier this year and has just won the Scottish Indoor Bowls Association (SIBA) Young Player of the Year award in her first year being nominated.

This coming weekend she will be representing the Scotland under-18s team in Glasgow before travelling to Newcastle in December for the International Indoor Bowls Council (IIBC) junior championship.

Eilidh's father Gordon could hardly contain his pride and believes this is just the start of what has already been a very promising career.

Gordon said: "Eilidh has been exceptional this year. Every match she has played she has performed admirably.

"A lot of players find it hard to contain their frustrations and this can affect their game. Eilidh is the opposite – she takes it all in her stride.

"She's put in so much work already. I really couldn't ask for anymore from her."

Earlier this year after making her debut at the Indoor British Isles Series at Falcon Bowling Club in Essex, Eilidh returned to appeared as a finalist at the Clackmannanshire Sports Award where she won Young Sports Personality of the Year.

Gordon continued: "She still does her junior coaching at the Leisure Bowl and knows how important it is not to forget your roots."

Both Eilidh and Gordon are already looking ahead to the future and push on from what has been an exceptional year.

In the future, Eilidh is hoping to be picked for the ladies' senior team and push on to the Commonwealth Games.

Gordon said: "That's the goal. She's performing so well at the moment there's no telling how far she can go."