Borders sprinter Libby Clegg produced a thrilling home gold medal moment on the track.
The visually impaired 24-year-old from Newcastleton secured Scotland’s first athletics gold of Glasgow 2014 in style by tearing to T11/12 100 metres victory.
Clegg and English guide Mikail Huggins, who together won silver at London 2012, crossed the line in 12.20 seconds, as the Hampden crowds roared their approval.
Loughborough-based Clegg finished over a second clear of nearest rival Maria Elisa Muchavo of Mozambique, with Lahja Ishitile of Namibia third.
Visually-impaired Clegg, a silver medallist in the London 2012 Paralympics, milked the applause of the near-capacity 40,000 crowd.
“I was totally aware of the crowd beforehand and it was so uplifting,” said the 24-year-old full-time athlete.
“I didn’t feel any huge pressure over the past couple of years, to win this medal but I was definitely a little bit nervous.”
Yvonne Murray was the last Scot to win track-and-field gold at the Games, in the 10,000m in Victoria, in 1994
“I didn’t realise it was the first gold medal since Yvonne won in 1994 – wow, that’s a big thing,” said Clegg.
“Loads of people came to congratulate me [after the race]. I met two people from school, my mum, my boyfriend, my dad, sponsors. I saw my boyfriend’s uncle Tommy, who comes to every race. Mikail had all his family and loads of his friends here.”