EILIDH DOYLE hopes to guide the future of athletics after it was announced she is set to join the governing body's board.

The Pitreavie AAC star, who won her third Commonwealth Games 400 metres hurdles silver medal at the Gold Coast in April, will be recommended by Scottish Athletics to be appointed as a non-executive director at their AGM later this month.

Doyle, who is Scotland's most decorated track and field athlete, most recently anchored Great Britain and Northern Ireland to a bronze medal at the European Championships in Berlin last month and wants to use her prospective new role to "give something back" to athletics.

"I am keen to act as a voice for athletes and I am hoping I can really contribute and help guide the sport in Scotland by being part of the team on the Scottish Athletics board," she commented.

"I want to add my knowledge and experience of top global competition to what is already a wide range of people deeply connected to the sport in various roles.

"From my point of view, I feel it's important to have involvement in what is going on with the sport as a whole. As athletes, we tend to be purely involved in our own development and progress, but I really want to see the sport flourish, too.

"Hopefully, being in this role, I am able to give something back to a sport which has given me so much."

The 31-year-old, who won a bronze medal in the 4x400m relay at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, became the most successful Scottish athlete in Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth competition last year by winning relay silver at the World Championships in London.

Since winning an individual silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010, Doyle has gone on to win two more, including in Glasgow four years ago, and the European Championships in 2014, in which she also won a relay bronze.

European relay gold was achieved in 2016 while, in addition to her Rio success, Doyle has won two silver medals, and one bronze, at the World Championships.

In addition to Gold Coast and European medals, the Scottish 400m hurdles record-holder's achievements in 2018 also included a 400m World Indoor Championship bronze medal.