CHILDREN at a Clackmannanshire primary school were inspired to get into sport when the Wee County's very own gold medal hero gave them a visit.

Duncan Scott, Scotland's most decorated Commonwealth Games and Olympic swimmer, paid a visit to Redwell PS last week.

Technically a former pupil, Duncan used to attend St John's PS which was one of the schools that merged to make Redwell.

Indeed, some of the current staff used to teach Duncan before he took up a sport scholarship at Strathallan School at the beginning of his high school years.

Mr Gavin Richardson, PE teacher, said: "Duncan is an inspiration to our pupils as it shows what can be achieved through hard work, consistency and determination.

"The children asked him lots of questions about his swimming career and his life and he gave them tips on how to become successful in sport."

Duncan cemented his place in the record books earlier in the summer when he took his Commonwealth Games medal total to 13 in Birmingham.

He secured six medals in the 2022 games alone, with golds in the 200m freestyle and the 200m individual medley and bronzes in the 400m individual medley, 100m freestyle, 4 x 200m freestyle and the 4 x 100m medley.

Duncan also has one gold and five silver medals from the Olympics.

With plans for a wellbeing hub, including a swimming pool, to be built in Alloa moving into the design stage, it is hoped Alloa will keep producing more successful swimmers for the future.