HAVE you heard the one about the athlete who represented Scotland at three different sports in the same calendar year?

What’s more, two of those appearances came on consecutive days, playing badminton against England in London on a Friday then travelling overnight to Belfast to captain Scotland’s hockey team against Ireland on the Saturday afternoon. Later on that same summer, she represented Scotland at tennis against England.

That athlete was Marjorie Langmuir and the year was 1932. Hers was one of the amazing stories we heard as we inducted our Pioneers in Sport at an afternoon tea in the GoGlasgow Hotel.

The ceremony was hosted by the lovely Hannah Miley, who was trying her hand at presenting, and we inducted our four Pioneers: Langmuir – hockey, badminton and tennis; Isobel Newstead – swimming; Edna Nellis – football; and Helen Mathews – football.

We also had our four current leaders in sport in attendance, who were also inducted in the Scottish Women In Sport Hall of Fame. They were: Kari Carswell – cricket; Belle Robertson – golf; Joan Watt – physiotherapy; and Maggi McEleny – para-swimming.

It was great to chat with them and hear their stories, knowing that we are capturing sporting history for future generations. Every one of these amazing women was humble about their achievements, but there is absolutely no doubt that they all deserved their place of honour in our Hall of Fame. A video of the day will appear on our website shortly. On the stage we had the magnificent Princess Diana chair. Carved by the extremely talented John McLaughlin from Bishopton, it has been dedicated to all our Pioneers in Sport. We hope to be able to showcase this chair at events for women in sport in Scotland.

It will also be on show at our annual conference on June 8 in Edinburgh. Breaking Down Barriers for Females and Sport is our subject and we have an amazing line-up confirmed. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breaking-down-barriers-for-females-and-sport-tickets-44145586638