4 January 2021. As the Covid pandemic played havoc with the 2020 outdoor season, there is no SATS Athlete of the Year or Club of the Year tables for 2020.  World Athletics do maintain world ranking lists and Laura Muir is the highest placed Scot, 36th in the women's rankings. Jake Wightman is top Scot on the mem's side, ranked 150th.  Here are the leading Scottish athletes at the end of 2020 (2019 position in brackets):

Pos Men Pts Women Pts
 1 Jake WIGHTMAN (1) 1316 Laura MUIR (1) 1386 
 2 Callum HAWKINS (3) 1267 Lynsey SHARP (3) 1287
 3 Josh KERR (2) 1242 Jemma REEKIE (4) 1286
 4 Guy LEARMONTH (5) 1222 Eilish McCOLGAN (2) 1285
 5 Andrew BUTCHART (4) 1209 Beth DOBBIN (5) 1239
 6 Chris O'HARE (7) 1187 Stephanie TWELL (6) 1227
 7 Neil GOURLEY (6) 1185 Sarah INGLIS (7) 1146
 8 William GRIMSEY (8) 1136 Stephanie DAVIS (14) 1135
 9 David SMITH (16) 1120 Nikki MANSON (12) 1129
10 Jax THOIRS (9) 1117 Zoey CLARK (8) 1122
11 Nick PERCY (10) 1117 Heather PATON (9) 1119
12 Allan SMITH (11) 1108 Alisha REES (11) 1110


4 January 2021. New lockdown measures have been introduced across mainland Scotland for the remainder of January. Here is an update on the athletics situation:


31 December 2020. 2020 has been a year like no other.  The SATS Athlete of the Year and Club of the Year have been cancelled but will hopefully resume in 2021. We do, however, have our annual rankings for 2020 which have less depth than previous years as the outdoor season was almost non-existent. You can find the rankings by following the rankings link above, or by clicking on the links below:

Senior Men  Senior Women

Junior Men  Junior Women

ATHLETES ON THE MOVE: January 2021 Club Changes

The following changes of club have been approved by scottishathletics with effect from 1 January 2021: 

Aaron Glendinning, Gala Harriers to Tweed Leader Jed Track; Gavin Morrison, Inverclyde AC to Greenock Glenpark Harriers; Sophie Wallwork, Pitreavie AAC to Dundee Hawkhill Harriers; Colin Whitby, Irvine RC to Garscube Harriers.


1 December 2020. The scottishathletics selection policy for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has been announced. You can see the policy in our Commonwealth Games pages in the Scotland section or by clicking here.


The selection standards follow the same system as recent Games with the standards aimed to be equivalent to a top six placing in the final of an event, based on recent Games results.


There are spaces in the team for 23 athletes to be selected. This is the same number as competed at the last Games in England, in Manchester in 2002.


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