Media Release: Media invite – Scotland’s sporting future sporting talent to benefit from high-performance centre


When: Monday 18 June, 1.30pm

Where: Gannochy Studio, Gannochy Sports Centre, University of Stirling

Event outline:

GIFTED student athletes and sports scientists will showcase Scotland’s potential at the opening of the High Performance Sports Science and Sports Medicine Facility, a £1.1 million development funded jointly by the University of Stirling – ‘Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence’ – and sportscotland.

Rhona McLeod, alumna of the University of Stirling and sports presenter, will officially open these world-class facilities which will be shared by the university and by the sportscotland institute of sport.

The new facilities include:

  • An active rehabilitation laboratory for biomechanical analysis
  • Performance Assessment laboratory with state-of-the-art treadmill
  • A consultancy room for doctors and nutritionists
  • A pilates reformer space
  • Three treatment areas for physiotherapy



Official photo opportunity


Opening and speeches

  • Professor Gerry McCormac, principal and vice chancellor, University of Stirling
  • Louise Martin, chair, sportscotland
  • Rhona McLeod, BBC Scotland
  • Professor David Lavallee, head of the School of Sport, University of Stirling


Interview opportunities with Rhona McLeod, Louise Martin, Professor David Lavallee and with Stirling student athletes.

Additional information: To protect the specialist flooring in the new facility, please wear (or change into) flat shoes or trainers.

Contact information: To confirm your attendance and any specific requirements, please contact:

David Christie, Public Relations Officer, University of Stirling

T: 01786 466653 M: 07973 198230 E:

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Contact: David Christie
Phone: T: 01786 466653 M: 07973 198230