Langside Primary School pupil leads out Scotland against Japan

An eight-year-old girl from Glasgow enjoyed one of her proudest moments when she took centre stage with Scotland at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 8:10 am
Beth was chosen to be the Official Mascot for Scotland. (Photo by Clive Rose - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

Beth Strachan could barely contain her excitement after being chosen to be an Official Mascot, courtesy of Worldwide Partner Land Rover.

The P5 pupil from Langside Primary School was selected to lead Scotland out against Japan at International Stadium Yokohama on Sunday after winning a competition run by Glasgow Warriors; of which Land Rover is the Official Vehicle Partner.

Warriors players Rory Hughes and D’arcy Rae were on hand to surprise her at school, turning up to announce the news in front of a packed school assembly.

Travelling out to Japan she led her team onto the field ahead of what was to be one of the headline matches of the pool stage.

Despite the result, she had the trip and experience of a lifetime.

Speaking before going, she said: “It’s amazing, I can’t believe I’m going to Japan. I’ll be a bit nervous, but I’ll be very excited to meet the players. I am a huge Glasgow Warriors and Scotland fan.”