The ski’s the limit for Hillend skier

Edinburgh skier Murray Buchan, who will be part of Team GB at the Winter Olympics 2014, trains at Hillend Ski Centre

Edinburgh skier Murray Buchan, who will be part of Team GB at the Winter Olympics 2014, trains at Hillend Ski Centre

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Edinburgh skier Murray Buchan has heaped praise on the Midlothian coaches who set him on his way to the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Buchan learnt to ski at Hillend Snowsports Centre at a young age and will be hoping to be among the medals for Team GB on February 18 when qualifying begins in the freestyle event “Ski half-pipe” at 5.45pm, with the final scheduled for the same day at 9.30pm.

To read more about this new Winter Olympic sport and Buchan’s connection to Hillend, check out our new two-page sports digest section in this week’s Advertiser, out now.

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