A YOUNG gymnast from Largs will be representing Scotland at a national competition.

Skye Roddie will be joining the women's artistic team to compete for Scotland at the Caledonia International 2024 this weekend.

Teams from Scotland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales will compete against one another in acrobatic, men’s and women’s artistic in the first instalment of the competition in Lanarkshire.

This event gives gymnasts and coaches essential experience to help their development on the performance pathway.

Competing against others outwith their own nation also better prepares them for any future major international call ups.

Skye was selected after one gymnast was forced to withdraw and the next in line reserve sustained an injury.

The event will take place at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7.

Meanwhile last week, gymnasts from Largs Gymnastics Clubs worked hard to compete at Scottish Women’s Artistic Excellence, Performance and Preparation Grades Competition weekend.

The event saw two gymnasts Emma and Olivia qualify to compete for the Scotland Performance 3 Team at the British Finals in May this year.

A spokesperson from Largs gymnast said: "Congratulations to all Dundonald and Largs gymnasts who competed this weekend at the first of the Scottish Grades weekends.

"Well done to all gymnasts and their coaches Louise, Meaghan, Niamh and Scott.

"Thanks to all our judges Dawn, Erin and Sara who judged all weekend."

Rona Patterson, lead manager of performance and pathway at Scottish Gymnastics, said: “It’s really exciting to bring the Caledonia International back to Scotland this month after the success of the home nations tournament we last hosted in 2019.

"It’s great to have this key development opportunity on home soil for the younger gymnasts from the home nations and Ireland.

“I hope that all of the gymnasts who are competing have a fantastic experience at the event.

"Please come along and support what will be a great weekend of gymnastics.”