Helensburgh Bowling Club’s Alan Air helped the Scotland junior squad to their first British Isles bowls win in six years.

The young Scots travelled down to Llandrindod Wells last weekend to face hosts Wales, England and Ireland.

Playing against the 'auld enemy' England in the first game on Saturday morning, the Scots played brilliantly to win 128–96.

The team then went head to head with Wales, where the game was extremely close right until the very end.

With the Welsh taking the lead in the first half of most games, the Scots were determined not to let this continue into the second half and knew they had to score more shots in each end to ensure a win was still in sight.

After a tough game the team came through a tight contest 122–120.

The squad’s final game was against Ireland in a winner-takes-all match.

Scotland started out with a lead of 31–21 but had a long way to go to secure the title.

At the half way stage the team had managed to retain the lead and towards the end of the game with only three ends left to play Scotland were six shots up against the Irish.

Securing a total of twenty two shots in the last three ends the young Scots were over the moon when they were announced as the 2017 champions after winning 116–110.

As well as Air, the Scotland team also included captain and National Academy player John Fleming junior, 2017 Super Series singles winner and Regional Academy player Paul Kane junior, and Jason Banks, one half of the gents Super Series pairs winners and another National Academy player.