A FORMER Pitreavie athlete and European champion has urged sports fans to volunteer at a major international competition.

Eilidh Doyle, who won 2014 European Championship gold in the women's 400 metre hurdles, is an ambassador for the World Athletics Indoor Championships, which comes to Glasgow next year.

Ten years on from hosting the Commonwealth Games, the city will host some of the sport's biggest stars at the Emirates Arena in March, and tickets are all-but completely sold out.

There are, however, around 400 volunteer roles available for track and field fans and Eilidh, who was the face of the 2014 Games, has urged people to get involved.

She said: "Volunteers will be at the heart of this incredible world-class event and will play an integral part in helping us raise the bar and set a new standard for elite athletics competition.

"These volunteer roles give people a fun and rewarding experience, with the opportunity to broaden their skillset in brand new areas as well as meet different people and make new friends.

"It is a fantastic way to gain vital employment experience that looks great on your CV and above all it is the sense of pride you feel in representing your country as it welcomes the world to Scotland."

After a medal-laden career, Eilidh retired from the sport in 2021 and now sits on Scottish Athletics' board of directors.

The 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships take place between March 1-3.