DUNFERMLINE athlete Owen Miller will take on the globe's best in November after earning a maiden call to represent Great Britain.

The 27-year-old, formerly a pupil at Woodmill High School, is one of eight Scots who have been selected in a 43-strong British Athletics squad to compete at the World Para Athletics Championships, which will take place in Dubai.

Miller, a T20 classified athlete – which covers athletes with intellectual disabilities – is one of four who will make his senior debut for the British team – alongside fellow 1500 metre runner, Hannah Taunton, and shot putt competitors Anna Nicholson and Lydia Church – having impressed at last month's Manchester International.

The Disability Sport Fife (DSF) member, who competes for Fife AC, was only denied a memorable gold medal by world champion Michael Brannigan, of the United States, after crossing the line in a fine time of 3:59.98.

Mark Munro, CEO of Scottish Athletics, commented: "It's superb to see so many of our para athletes gaining selection for the World Championships, and they can be rightly proud.

"I'm delighted to see Owen step up to compete at this level; a deserved selection after a fine run at the Manchester International.

"Congratulations to all the athletes, and we look forward to watching them compete in Dubai."

Paula Dunn MBE, British Athletics' para athletics head coach, added: "The event is a key competition in the cycle as well as the final opportunity to take on the best in the world at a global championship before Tokyo (Paralympic Games, 2020), and I’m really excited to see how this team performs in two months’ time.

"Alongside this, we have four athletes making their senior debuts for the British squad and I’m very pleased to see them joining this team after demonstrating they are ready for this level of competition.

"It is testament to their hard work and progress during the season.”

The competition will be held between November 7-15.