LEGENDARY boxer Dick McTaggart and fellow Troon bowling hero Paul Foster have both been honoured at a glittering bash in the capital.

The 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards were held in the Edinburgh Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Olympic champion in 1956, Dick McTaggart MBE was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of an outstanding boxing career.

His overall record was phenomenal, winning 610 of 634 amateur bouts, and encompassed Olympic gold and bronze, Commonwealth gold and silver and the European title.

McTAggart remains Scotland’s only Olympic boxing champion to date and has inspired countless others in the sport including Commonwealth champ Charlie Flynn, who handed over the accolade.

McTaggart said on receiving the award: “I’m shocked and surprised but it’s a great honour and I’m delighted to receive it.”

Foster has enjoyed a glittering 2019 when he has once again been at the top of his game.

And he won the Team of the Year gong, along with longtime partner Alex Marshall, who was unable to attend.

The duo won a gold and silver medal at the Atlantic Rim Championship in Wales and landed gold at the World Indoor Championships.

He said: “It’s always nice to win honours and to be recognised. We had strong competition too from the Scottish Women’s football team and the Scottish wheelchair curling team so it was good we lifted the award.”