A FUND to help future Olympians should be set up by the Scottish Government in memory of Eric Liddell says a Glasgow MSP.
Following the success of Scots at the London Olympic Games this week, including a silver medal for Glasgow swimmer Michael Jamieson in the 200m breaststroke, Maryhill and Springburn MSP Patricia Ferguson wants cash made available to support the next generation of stars.
After watching swimmer Robbie Renwick, a student at Glasgow's Strathclyde University, compete in an Olympic final earlier in the week, Ms Ferguson put down a motion in the Scottish Parliament.
She has also lodged questions asking the Government to consider setting up an endowment fund to support young people involved in sport, education and humanitarian work.
She said: "Former First Minister Jack McConnell set up a Commonwealth endowment fund to help with training and travel costs for young Scots representing their country.
"It is still being used to pay for costs and a similar contribution from the present Government would help a new generation of young people pursue their ambitions for future competitions.
"It would be appropriate in this Olympic year to honour Eric Liddell and to establish a fund that supported the interests he pursued would be fitting."