Pigeon-fancier Linda Hay from Dumfries is enjoying success in the bird racing world... less than two years after first getting involved. She recently achieved the rare feat of winning two regional races back to back, with a father and son pigeon. She says being around birds all her life has helped her.
Linda says the world of pigeon racing tends to be populated, generally, by men. She's the only woman to be part of her local group, The Nith Valley Racing Club.
Linda will continue her racing, after winning three so far this year. Her ultimate goal is to win a national race. Jonny Blair sent this full report: