The athletes who will represent Scotland at next month’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi were named today.

Scots will compete in 16 of the 17 sports disciplines in India. The oldest is 72-year-old bowler Willie Wood, at the Games for a record eighth time, and the youngest is diver Grace Reid, aged 14.

The Delhi Games will be held between October 3 and 14. Glasgow is to be the host city in 2014.

Sport Minister Shona Robison said:

“I wish all the athletes selected to represent Team Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi the very best of luck. All of these athletes have reached this point through sheer hard work, dedication and commitment and are an inspiration to us all.

“The 2010 Games is a perfect platform for our athletes to demonstrate their talent and ability on the international sporting stage. The Games will also provide experience for those who have aspirations to compete for Scotland in front of a home crowd when Glasgow hosts the Games in 2014. I am looking forward to going to Delhi to support the team and I’m sure I will witness some outstanding performances.”