Ayr frame running world record holder Kayleigh Haggo has been named as the first ambassador of Athletics Trust Scotland (ATS).

The 24-year-old will use her position to champion the sport, particularly to people with a disability.

Kayleigh, who is also an international boccia competitor, will be part of the consultation process to ensure ATS successfully erases accessibility barriers for disadvantaged communities.

Her role will also focus on promoting the work of ATS through social media and in her local athletics community.

“I’m excited to be an ambassador for Athletics Trust Scotland and I’m looking forward to encouraging positive support and change for athletes with a disability across Scotland,” said Kayleigh.

“As an ambassador I will look to reflect on my personal experiences and experiences of other athletes with a disability.

“It will be important to look at some of the barriers and how we can break these down to ensure athletics is inclusive and accessible for everyone and anyone that wants to take part.”

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Kayleigh is a world and European champion in frame running in the RR3 100 metres.

She has quadriplegic cerebral palsy with dystonia.

Athletics Trust Scotland is a charity focused on improving conditions for all in athletics, targeting disadvantaged communities such as those in poverty, with a disability or from a minority background.

Through its newly-launched Transforming Lives grant programme, ATS is providing funding for projects that meet its accessibility ambitions.