Glasgow 2019 unveil Scottee as their mascot for the European Indoor Champs
SUITABLE MASCOT CHOSEN FOR NEXT YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SCOTLAND
BRITISH middledistance star and newly-qualified vet Laura Muir enjoyed a dog-filled few days recently as she first officially started the inaugural Simplyhealth Canine Run (see p62) and then helped to unveil the European Indoor Championships mascot.
‘Scottee’ the Scottie dog will be the face of the championships when the event takes place in Glasgow from March 1-3 and his creator – Crookston Castle Primary School pupil Rachael Joss – was surprised with a visit from the pair as she was named winner of a mascot design competition for local schools.
“It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in the selection process and help chose the winning mascot design,” said double European indoor champion Muir.
“Scottee was a favourite from the very start and Rachel’s design was amazing.”
Muir now has her sights set on defending either her 1500m or 3000m title in Glasgow in March and said: “Every athlete is very competitive but I think when you’re on home turf, you don’t want anybody to take that home glory from you. Rest assured,
I’m going to do the best I can to be in the best shape I can be before that competition.
“This is the first time I’ve been an ambassador for an event like this. It’s really exciting to not just be turning up and running but to be involved in the whole process.”
Scottee and Laura Muir: with pupils from CrookstonCastle Primary