SCOTLAND star Caroline Weir has picked up another individual honour – and has been shortlisted for a goal of the season accolade.

The Manchester City midfielder, a former pupil at Dunfermline High School, has created her own slice of history by becoming the first-ever winner of the Glen's Scottish Football Writers' Association (SWFA) Women's International Player of the Year award.

Weir, who has 87 senior caps for the national side, was presented with the award ahead of Sunday's awards dinner in Glasgow, which saw some guests - including broadcaster, Eilidh Barbour - leave in protest after jokes by a keynote speaker that they described as "sexist, racist and homophobic".

The SWFA offered an apology to "anyone offended or upset", whilst agreeing "unanimously" that the events would "act as a catalyst to review and improve the format of our future events to make it an enjoyable and inspirational event for all."

This season, Weir - who has been linked with Real Madrid, with her contract coming to an end - helped City to a third place finish in the Barclays FA Women's Super League (WSL), and on Sunday is bidding to win her fourth women's FA Cup - and third with her current club, who she joined in 2018 - when they take on league champions Chelsea at Wembley.

On her award, she is quoted by SWFA as saying: "I am delighted to receive this award. As a player playing outside Scotland it is nice to get a bit of recognition from people back home so I am honoured and very pleased to receive it.

"It’s massive and part of growing the game. In England I am used to us having the PFA awards which are massive with a lot attention on men’s and women’s teams of the year. So to have something similar in Scotland, I think is the right thing.

"The league in Scotland is growing every year, big teams are investing more and the quality is getting better. Yeah, I think it is really important and it is nice for players who have good seasons to get recognition as well."

In addition, Weir has also been nominated for the WSL Goal of the Season award.

Her sublime chip against Manchester United in February, which won her side the derby, is one of nine strikers that have been shortlisted.