George Cornet Water polo (born 1877, died 1952) Oldest player and only Scot in the Great Britain team which won Olympic gold in 1908 and 1912. The Inverness Amateurs team which he played for won the Scottish championship in 1909 and featured in five Scottish Cup finals between 1906 and 1914. He represented Scotland 17 times and was twice married, his first wife having died in childbirth. Secretary of the Highland Railway and subsequently divisional cashier of the London Midland Scottish Railway. He died in Liverpool in 1952. William Kinnear Rowing (born 1880, died 1974 Comfortable winner of the single sculls at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. That year he won the Wingfield sculls at Henley for the third successive time. He also won the Diamond Challenge Sculls twice. Born in Laurencekirk, he worked in Dundee before moving south in 1902 to work with Debenhams where colleagues introduced him to rowing. Served with the Royal Naval Air Service in World War I, and later became a rowing coach. When Scotland's three-times world lightweight champion, Peter Haining, went to London, he joined Auriol Kennsington because it had been Kinnear's club and he wanted to follow in his footsteps. Bill Anderson MBE Highland Games (born 1937) Two times world champion and 16-times Scottish champion, he dominated his sport from 1959-'88, and had some memorable duels with Arthur Rowe. The pair once plucked The Herald athletics correspondent's car from the mud at Lochearnhead, as if removing a wine cork, and carried it to dry ground. Anderson won Braemar 11 successive times, the world caber title four times, five US Highland Games championships, and one Canadian one. He now coaches young athletes and judges events worldwide. Willie Wood MBE Bowls (born 1938) Born in Haddington, he first represented his country in 1966, making 127 appearances for Scotland. He worked as a mechanic while playing in a record seven Commonwealth Games, and won seven international tournaments and 14 world medals. These included singles silver twice, triples gold twice, and fours gold one, plus four team gold medals. In Commonwealth Games he has a match set of medals: Singles bronze 1974, gold 1982; Pairs, silver 1978; Fours, gold 1990. Lachie Stewart Athletics (born 1943) Carved more than 20 seconds from his best to defeat Australian Ron Clarke, then the most prolific world record-breaker in athletics, and won the 10,000 metres title on the opening day of the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, with a time of 28min 11.71sec. This is still the Scottish native record. He won 13 Scottish track titles in seven years plus two at cross-country, and established Scottish records at two miles, 3000m steeplechase, six and 10 miles. His son, Glen, became Scotland's dominant endurance athlete winning 22 senior Scottish titles and the times he set for 1500 metres and the mile in 1985 are still British records for an under-15. Ally McCoist MBE Football (born 1962) Iconic Rangers and Scotland striker, capped 61 times. Honours include the European Golden Boot in 1992 and '93, 10 League Championship medals, nine League Cup medals, one Scottish Cup medal. Began career at St Johnstone where he scored 22 goals in 38 games during the 1980-81 season. Spent two seasons at Sunderland before John Greig signed him for Rangers for whom he became their highest ever goal scorer (355 in 581 matches). He is also Scotland's second highest scorer (19 in 61 games). Member of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Finished his playing career at Kilmarnock. Joined the Scotland national team staff in 2004 and followed his former manager, Walter Smith, back to Rangers as assistant manager this year. Yvonne Murray-Mooney MBE Athletics (born 1964) Won world indoor gold over 3000 metres in 1993 and Olympic bronze in 1988. Took European indoor and outdoor gold at 3000m, and has a unique set of bronze, silver, and finally gold from three successive European Indoor Championships to 1987. Did the same thing at the Commonwealth Games: 3000m bronze in 1986, silver in 1990, and finally gold at 10,000m in 1994, when she succeeded Liz McColgan as Commonwealth champion.

Two World Cup 3000m titles, and BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year in 1994. Still holds the Scottish record at 1500m, mile, 2000, 3000, and 5000 metres. Forced into early retirement in 1998 by a back injury. Married, with a six-year-old daughter and works in public relations.