AUCHINLECK bowler Claire Johnston will compete in her third Commonwealth Games.

She was one of 31 athletes named to represent Team Scotland at the event on the Gold Coast next year.

Swimming and lawn bowls team members were the first sports to be confirmed after being major contributors to Team Scotland’s record medal haul at Glasgow 2014.

Jon Doig OBE, 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.”

Five men and five women make up the Scottish lawn bowls team which will play their matches at the Broadbeach Bowls Club.

This is a world-class venue which regularly hosts the Australian National Championships finals and top level international events.