A Shandon hockey player has been selected to represent Scotland at next month’s Commonwealth Games.

Fiona Burnet, 25, will travel to Birmingham with an 18-strong squad led by head coach Chris Duncan.

Scotland will play in Pool B against Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Kenya.

Nine of the players selected will be attending their first Commonwealth Games, including Fiona.

The GB internationalist, who plays for Wimbledon, was also recently selected as one of six key players in a new initiative to boost the women’s game in Scotland.

Chris Duncan said: “Obviously the selection period is very tough for so many reasons but from my perspective we have selected an extremely exciting squad.

“There’s balance across the squad in terms of different characteristics and personalities, which I think really bring things to life, and I really feel like we’ve picked an amazingly strong squad that allows us to go down to Birmingham and make a great account of ourselves.

“Our expectation is to go and play our brand of hockey and show our brand of hockey to the world.

“That’s the chance you have when you play on the world stage, which is something we don’t get all the time, so we’ll go down there with high hopes to show people what we can do.

“If we focus on process, and do the best we can, then results will take care of themselves.”

The competition will run from July 29 until August 8 at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.