THREE East Lothian stars were this morning (Tuesday) among the first athletes to be named as part of Team Scotland's squad for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Bowls legend Alex 'Tattie' Marshall is among the 31 athletes named, and is joined by Derek Oliver, of Cockenzie and Port Seton Bowling Club. 

The pair have been joined in the squad by swimmer Dan Wallace, from North Berwick. 

He, like Marshall, was a gold medallist at the Glasgow Games four years ago. 

Thirty-one athletes were confirmed at a press conference in Stirling this morning following nominations from Scottish Swimming and Bowls Scotland and subsequent ratification by Commonwealth Games Scotland.

Tranent reisdent Marshall will make his sixth Commonwealth Games appearance and will be looking to add to his tally of four gold medals, which include both Pairs and Fours titles at the Glasgow Games four years ago.

He will be joined by two fellow Glasgow gold medallists - former Garden County player Paul Foster, who stood alongside him on the podium in both those victories and 2014 Singles champion Darren Burnett.

Oliver, meanwhile, joins three other athletes - Ronnie Duncan, Lesley Doig and Stacey McDougall, who will represent Team Scotland for the first time.

Jon Doig, Team Scotland chef de mission, said: “We are delighted to welcome our first athletes to Team Scotland 2018.

"We are off to a strong start with swimming and lawn bowls, two of Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games sports with a track record of success in Australia.

"They are also two of Australia’s top sports, so we can count on a fantastic atmosphere and tough competition in Gold Coast.

“Congratulations to all athletes selected and we look forward to Team Scotland 2018 taking shape over the coming months.”