FOUR weeks on from the special delivery of her son, another precious package, from Russia with love, arrived for Eilidh Doyle.

The Pitreavie AAC 400 metres hurdler, who gave birth to baby Campbell in January, received a parcel in late February from her brother – and postman – Jamie Child that came almost seven years late.

Contained within the delivery from her sibling was an engraved silver medal for the women's 4x400m relay at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, upgrading the 33-year-old from the bronze she won originally.

Doyle, running alongside Shana Cox, Margaret Adeoye and Christine Ohuruogu, had helped Great Britain and Northern Ireland to third place in the event, finishing behind the gold-medal winning hosts, and the United States.

But, when Russian anchor Antonina Krivoshapka was handed a two-year ban in 2017 after being found guilty of doping offences, her team were disqualified and GB were upgraded to second place.

The bronze – which was her first global medal outdoor medal – remains in Doyle's possession, and she retains some magic Moscow memories.

And, speaking to Scottish Athletics, Scotland's most decorated track and field athlete insisted the sport's governing bodies must continue to redistribute medals and weed out drug cheats.

"The Worlds silver medal from Moscow 2013 coming through the post earlier this year was a special moment," she said.

"It was only four weeks after I'd given birth to Campbell, and there was me thinking I probably wouldn't win any medals in 2020!

"I knew the result had been changed but there had been no notification the medal was on the way to me, so it came out of the blue. I'd had no message that they wanted the bronze back, for that matter.

"I would have had real mixed feelings if asked to return the bronze medal, to be honest. It was my first global medal in an outdoor champs, after doing well at the European Indoors (winning 400m silver and 4x400m relay gold) earlier in that year.

"The Moscow 2013 bronze is engraved with my name and our time so I am not sure if it works for another team!

"My brother, Jamie, is the postman where we live now, so it was a nice surprise when he came to the door with a package and said: 'I think this one might be a medal?'.

"In Moscow that day, we made the podium, did the lap of honour and managed to get photos with Usain Bolt, so there are some very special memories attached to that one. Obviously, you don't always get that in these reallocation situations.

"But I was still pleased to get the silver. We earned that one. Cleanly."

Doyle continued: "It's belated, of course it is, but they (World Athletics) have to keep righting these wrongs. They just have to keep on doing them.

"I've seen the likes of Lee McConnell and Nicola Sanders getting re-allocated medals at special presentations, like one in the London Stadium, and at Glasgow 2019, and their kids have been able to enjoy the moment with them.

"It isn't the same, and you cannot recreate the original moment in time, but it is right that we acknowledge and celebrate medals won by fair means. I think that is important.

"Lee has mentioned that of course you lose out on status, sponsorship and finance by the original cheating, and that's very true. Those moments have gone and a newly allocated medal is only consolation for that, I guess.

"But we just have to hope the more governing bodies keep doing them, the more cheats are weeded out, and the right results go in the history book.

"That's important for assessments on an athlete's career."