Scottish schoolgirl becomes global star after bronze medal performance

By Debi Edward: ITV News Scotland Correspondent

Erraid Davies didn't tell her school friends where she was going this summer.

It was only when they spotted her in the Queens Baton relay that they found out she would be competing at the Commonwealth Games here in Glasgow.

Now their classmate is a global star after winning a bronze medal, and the hearts of millions, in the para-sport swimming on Sunday night. Her name trending on Twitter worldwide.

Erraid Davies plays with her Commonwealth bronze medal. Credit: ITV News

The 13 year old from the Shetland Isles says she came into the Games just hoping to record a personal best - well she did that and became Scotland's youngest ever medal winner for good measure.

When I met the teenager in the city centre this morning she was somewhat overwhelmed by all the attention, she kept twisting her medal in her hands - almost trying to make it seem real.

Erraid was advised by doctors to take up swimming after being born with a hip defect. By the age of four she was doing lengths in the pool but was still unable to walk properly.

Her training has helped her build up the muscle and helps ease her pain.

And when it comes to how she celebrated her Commonwealth Games achievement, well that was done in typical teenage fashion - with a bottle of Irn-Bru and some toast with chocolate spread.

Next up for Erraid is the youth games in Sheffield and then the UK school games in September, before that it's home to Shetland, with an extraordinary school holidays tale to tell.

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