I began my career at the Motherwell Times after graduating in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University. From there I went on to report on the daily goings-on at Glasgow Sheriff Court before joining The Herald in June 2011. I continue to have an interest in crime and legal matters.
Sportsmen and women taking part in the games will be allowed to avoid paying income tax during their stay, in a move estimated to cost the UK Government just under £1 million.
Under normal tax rules, any sportsperson not resident in Britain is subject to UK income tax on any payment in connection with their performance in the country, including a proportion of any worldwide endorsement income.